Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Afghanistan and Zimbabwe tour of UAE, 2nd T20I

Afghanistan are expected to win this match.

Match Details:

The 2nd of the 3 match T20I series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will be played on 19th March at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM local time and 3:30 PM IST and it will be streamed live on Fancode.


Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will face each other in the second T20I of the three-match series on Friday. The Asian side is leading the series 1-0 after a comprehensive display in the series opener. Zimbabwe fought well in the Test series but need a lot of catching up to do in the T20Is. They will be hoping to step up in the must-win game and level the series.

AFG vs ZIM Weather Report for 2nd T20I:

There is no chance of rain with the searing heat taking the temperature beyond 30 Degrees.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Chasing is always tough in Abu Dhabi with the ball expected to spin in the latter half of the match. Expect the team winning the toss to bat first.

Average first innings score:

165(Last 5 matches played on this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 3, Lost – 2, Tie 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

AFG vs ZIM Today’s Probable Playing XIs:


Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Naveen Ul Haq, Fareed Ahmad Malik


Ibrahim Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sharafuddin Ashraf


Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Tarisai Musakanda, Sean Williams (c), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava


Milton Shumba, Prince Masvaure, Wellington Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Faraz Akram, Kevin Kasuza, Victor Nyauchi

AFG vs ZIM Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz played a brilliant knock of 87 runs in the last game and he continues to be a hot pick for this match. Karim Janat opened the innings scoring 26 runs and then picked two wickets as well. Rashid Khan picked up three wickets and continued to make an impact. For Zimbabwe, Sean Williams continues to be a top pick despite his failure in the first T20I. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Muzarabani are the other top picks for this match.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Sikandar Raza

Vice-Captain Options – Rashid Khan, Sean Williams, Mohammad Nabi

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AFG vs ZIM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (c)

Batters – Asghar Afghan, Tarisai Musakanda, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe

All-Rounders – Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams

Bowlers – Rashid Khan (vc), Fareed Ahmad Malik, Richard Ngarava

12th Man – Richmond Mutumbami


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AFG vs ZIM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters – Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (c), Wesley Madhevere

All-Rounders – Karim Janat, Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams (vc)

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Blessing Muzarabani

12th Man – Richmond Mutumbami


Expert Advice:

Gurbaz and Rashid played their best cricket in the first game and it is only wise to make them C and VC of your teams.

Today’s AFG vs ZIM Probable Winners:

Afghanistan are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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