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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction APL 2018 Kabul Zwanan v Nangarhar Leopards

Laurie Evans in great form for Kabul Zwanan
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This is the second of the two round robin encounters between Kabul Zwanan and Nangarhar Leopards. Kabul Zwanan have clinched three of their four games while Nangarhar Leopards have the won just one and lost three.

Anton Devcich smashed an unbeaten 94 from 58 balls for Nangarhar Leopards, the last time when the two teams met. In reply, Hazratullah Zazai was even severe, clobbering 124 from just 55 balls and seeing Kabul Zwanan to an easy victory.

With scores of 79*, 64 and 57*, Laurie Evans has hit red-hot form for Kabul Zwanan. His third half-century in four matches came against Kandahar Knights in the last match. Hazratullah Zazai too has a century against his name and looks hungry for more.

Shahidullah, Rashid Khan and Muslim Musa are their top three picks with the ball. While the teenager Shahidullah was sensational against the Knights with figures of 2-18, Muslim Musa took two wickets on comeback. Rashid Khan remains economical as ever.

Andre Russell’s comeback for Nangarhar Leopards did not turn out as expected. After failing to perform, his hamstring injury resurfaced and he has been ruled out of the League. But do not worry the Leopards' supporters, Ben Cutting has let the side admirably and would continue to do so. Australian Nathan Rimmington will be Russell’s replacement.

There are a couple of games before Nepali leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane returns. Till then, Zahir Khan and Mujeeb ur Rehman would be assisted by skipper Ben Cutting to shoulder the responsibility with the ball.

Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams -

Nangarhar Leopards - Anton Devcich, Najeeb Tarakai, Johnson Charles, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shafiqullah, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan

Kabul Zwanan - Luke Ronchi, Hazratullah Zazai, Colin Ingram, Javed Ahmadi, Laurie Evans, Shahidullah, Rashid Khan, Muslim Musa, Wayne Parnell, Fareed Ahmad, Zahir Shehzad

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*

Who will win? Kabul Zwanan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) - Anton Devcich (Nangarhar Leopards), Laurie Evans (Kabul Zwanan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Nangarhar Leopards), Rashid Khan (Kabul Zwanan)

Most Sixes - Johnson Charles (Nangarhar Leopards), Laurie Evans (Kabul Zwanan)

Team Scores (Batting First) – Nangarhar Leopards 150+, Kabul Zwanan 160+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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