Afghanistan win the toss and without a doubt opt to bat first. For the TRP’s or what, it seems history seems to keep on repeating itself when it comes to cricket between the two minnows, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. The venue is also familiar, Harare. The two sides have a history of taking the competition down to the wire. Of late, a few Afghanistani cricketers have become heroes after getting massive IPL deals, which will inspire cricket to be taken up by more youngsters. The two minnows have played three One Day International series in the past three years. So they are well-acquainted with the ploys, styles and game plans of eachother.
Afghanistan are top heavy with big hitters like Mohammad Shehzad and Stanikzai in the top orders, who look to destroy oppositions in a matter of balls. Zimbabwe led by Graeme Cremer has youngsters who are still looking to find their feet in international cricket. Afghanistan will bank on their spinners and be aware of Peter Moor and Solomon’s exploits.
It seems all set for the decider to take place today at 1:00 pm. Watch it on Afgan Live, 1TV or DSTV. So, watch the battle of the minnows, and we bet it will be really exciting. Countdown starts.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran.
Zimbabwe: Peter Moor (wk), Solomon Mire, Terisai Musakanda, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl/Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Graeme Cremer (c), Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu and Richard Ngarava.