The Final of the Afghan One Day Cup 2020, is all set to be played between the Khost Province and the Nangarhar Province at the Khost Cricket Stadium.
The scheduled time for the match to start is 09:00 AM Local Time (10:00 AM IST).
Contesting for the title of the Afghan One Day Cup on Saturday will be the teams, who fought their way into the finals, defeating all odds and getting into the last match of the tournament, the Final. Given the fact that they are in the finals, both the teams are equally good and it is hard to pick and definite favourites before this match.
Coming into this match, both the teams have momentum and form on their side, and it will be a test of the mind-set and the mental preparation of the teams, that would get them through to the title or place them at the second spot.
Saturday is expected to come along with a modest 20 per cent chance of rainfall and the temperatures in 24 to 27 degree Celsius range.
The pitch at the Khost Cricket Stadium is expected to be batsmen friendly with the pacers getting a small amount of help from the surface too.
Average first-innings score: 228 (Last 5 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
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.
Shaheen, Abdul Rahim Mangal, Naveed Obaid, Rahmanullah Zadran, Mohammadullah, Asghar Atal, Ziaur Rahaman Sharifi, Bakhtar Atal, M Hashum, Noor Ahmad, Hassebullah
Bench: Ehsan Mangal, Mohammad Naseem, Nemat II, Hashim Khalil Gurbaz, Aimal Wafa, Sadam Mangal, Shahidullah Kamal
Batin Shah has been in red hot form in this tournament with 9 wickets to his name in only the three matches that he has played so far.
Tariq Stanikzai has 134 runs and 5 wickets to his name in the 5 matches that he has played, making him one of the most valuable all-round asset for his team.
Abdul Rahim Mangal played only three matches and made his impact deeply felt across the board. He scored 163 runs in the three matches he played in.
Bakhtar Atal in the three matches he played, took 8 wickets and showed what he is capable of doing with the ball in hand.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Batin Shah, Tariq Stanikzai
Vice-Captain options – Abdul Rahim Mangal, Bakhtar Atal
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shaheen
Batsmen – Abdul Rahim Mangal (VC), Bahir Shah, Shawkat Zaman
All-Rounders – Ziaur Rahman Sharifi, Tariq Stanikzai, Asghar Atal
Bowlers – Bakhtar Atal, Haseeb Ullah, Batin Shah (C), Abdullah Adil
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shaheen
Batsmen – Abdul Rahim Mangal, Bahir Shah, Mohammadullah
All-Rounders – Ziaur Rahman Sharifi, Tariq Stanikzai (C), Asghar Atal
Bowlers – Bakhtar Atal (VC), Haseeb Ullah, Batin Shah, Abdullah Adil
Abdul Rahim Mangal has done well in crucial situations for his team and he is a really good candidate for being the Vice-Captain of your team, even in the presence of players with more number of points in the team.
Khost 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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