The 2nd Semi-Final of the Afghan One-Day Cup 2020 is all set to play between Nangarhar Province and Kabul Province at the Mis Ainak Cricket Stadium in Khost.
This match is scheduled to start at 9:00 AM local time (10:00 AM IST) (4:30 AM UTC).
Even before we have realised, we have reached the end of the group stages in the Afghan One-Day 2020. It is already time for the semi-finals. In the second semi-final, the team that finished second in Group A will play the team that finished first in Group B.
Nangarhar Province finished first in Group B while the Kabul Province finished second in Group A. Both the teams have won two games each out of the three that they have played in the group stages. They will both look forward to doing well and making it to the final.
There could be a few rain interruptions for this game. The humidity levels are forecast to be on the higher side.
The bowlers have enjoyed a good amount of support from this pitch. Anything over 230 runs will be a good total for the team batting first.
Average first innings score: 214 ( Last five games played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Nasir Omar, Bahir Shah, Tamim Surkhorodi, Abid Mohammadi, Tariq Stanikzai, Shaukat Zaman, Ishaq Mohammadi, Batin Shah, Abdullah Adil, Qari Fitrat, Mohammad Ibrahim.
Bench: Zubaid Akbari, Bahar Ali, Wali Agha, Akbar Musazai, Majid Alam, Arif Khan, Tahir Adil, Ibrahim Abdul Rahimzai.
Ishaq Zazai, Younis Ahmadzai, Darwish Rasooli, Imran Janat, Nisar Wahdat, Asif Musazai, Aman Rafiqi, Adbul Rahman, Farmanullah, Inamullah, Shafiqullah Ghafari.
Bench: Parvez Amin, Shakira, Gulab Omarzai, Azmatullah, Bilal Sahak, Iqbal Zazai, Rokhan Zaramalwal.
With 244 runs at an average of 82, Basir Shah is the leading run-scorer in the tournament. Batin Shah has accounted for 9 wickets in the tournament including a five-wicket haul.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Bahir Shah, Tariq Stanikzai
Vice-Captain Options – Farmanullah, Darwish Rasooli
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ishaq Zazai
Batters – Bahir Shah (C), Darwish Rasooli, Nisar Wahdat, Tamim Surkhordi
All-Rounders – Farmanullah (VC), Tariq Stanikzai
Bowlers – Batin Shah, Abdul Rahman, Abdullah Adil, Shafiqullah Ghafari
12th Man – Imran Janat
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ishaq Mohammadi
Batters – Bahir Shah, Darwish Rasooli (VC), Nisar Wahdat
All-Rounders – Tariq Stanikzai (C), Farmanullah
Bowlers – Batin Shah, Abdul Rahman, Abdullah Adil, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Wali Agha
12th Man – Aman Rafiqi
(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)
Since the pitch has offered a good amount of assistance for the bowlers, you can take a chance by picking five of them in one of your teams.
Nangarhar Province is expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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