Afghanistan vs. Zimbabwe 2021
2nd Test – Wed, 10th March
Afghanistan was offered a reality check in the first game as Zimbabwe smacked them to secure a series lead. While Rashid Khan’s vacancy didn’t help affairs, Afghanistan was jaded with both bat and ball. Nevertheless, they will be longing to get back at Zimbabwe, which was proficient in their endeavours.
Afghanistan underachieved in the last test, and they would aspire to level the series. Rashid Khan will return for the Afghan team in the game.
Possible playing XI: Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, Afsar Zazai (WK), Rashid Khan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Amir Hamza, Zahir Khan/ Fazal Farooqi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(C), Yamin Ahmadzai, and Sayed Shirzad.
Can Zimbabwe Redo Greats?
Blessing Muzarabani’s piece of work with the ball empowered the visitors to make quick work of the Afghanistan batters in the first game. But that may perhaps not be the situation once again. Zimbabwe conquered in the first test, and they would like to get an unusual test series to win. Zimbabwe will persist with its winning mixture.
They had their experts aiding with the bat at the crucial confluence of the game to take the test out of Afghanistan’s extent in the 1st session of day 2. Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza’s likes put their hands up to safeguard they go 1-0 up in the series.
Possible playing XI: Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Ryan Burl, Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Regis Chakabva (WK), Sean Williams (C), Victor Nyauchi, and Brandon Mavuta/Tarisai Musakanda.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The second Test match between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan will begin on Wednesday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
A good bowling wicket summons at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The speedsters had the ball moving in the previous game. But this time around, the spin bowlers should have more of a tell in the match proceedings. Despite the situations assisting the bowlers, the batters will get a price for their shots. Nevertheless, they will need to stay their time in the middle and push in. Although both sides would like to avoid batting in the final phase, the toss shouldn’t make much of a discrepancy for either team. Hence, we reckon that batting first on winning the toss will be the ideal choice.
Afghans will be Affirmative:
Despite winning the first Test, Zimbabwe will begin as underdogs against the well-chosen Afghanistan, who will be frantic to level the series. With both teams eyeing a pivotal win in Abu Dhabi, an exciting game of Test cricket summons at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
The sportsbooks rate Afghans at the pre-match odds of 1.68, Zimbabwe at 2.65, and a draw at 13.00. The way last game concluded; we insist on waiting for the toss before placing bets. Toss will be crucial considering the nature of the pitch and.
Rashid Khan, who will be making a comeback, should prove vital in redemption. His contribution should bring in positives for the team. The skipper, along with Rashid and Sikandar Raza, will be the men to watch out for.