Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Bangladesh T20I Tri-Series - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe

Rashid Khan
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The second match of the Bangladesh T20I tri-series will be played between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Although Zimbabwe failed to win the first match of the tri-series, they would have taken a lot of confidence with the manner in which they performed. With a couple of their big players unavailable and the team in doldrums, it was expected that Zimbabwe may be pushovers for the home side Bangladesh, who are a proper regular international side, but it was not be.

On the back of an explosive half-century from Ryan Burl and important contributions from Hamilton Masakadza and Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Zimbabwe posted 144 runs from 18 overs.

Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara then struck in quick succession to reduce Bangladesh to 60-6 but the inexperienced bowling line-up could not close the match and ultimately lost by three wickets.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, would be high on confidence after their Test win over Bangladesh. Despite an unfortunate World Cup campaign, Afghanistan have been doing consistently well in white-ball cricket and the likes of Mohammad Nabi Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan will make life tough for the Zimbabwe batsman.

Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran will shoulder the responsibility of putting runs on the board for the team.


Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Afghanistan- Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Girbaz (wk), Rashid Khan (c), Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman


Zimbabwe- Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Tony Munyonga, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Zimbabwe

Who will win? – Afghanistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Ryan Burl (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Tendai Chatara (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes –  Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan),  Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe)

Man of the Match –  Mohammad Nabi

Team Scores Batting first –  Afghanistan 160+, Zimbabwe 140+

Match Handicap Afghanistan

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*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, so stay tuned.

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