Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 20 Sep 2019 5th t20 Match Prediction 20 Sep 2019

Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 20 Sep 2019 5th t20 Match Prediction


Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh


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Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets

ZIM vs AFG Prediction

Manish Khorgade

Can Zimbabwe record the maiden T-20 win against the Afghanistan team?

  • Afghanistan won all their earlier 2 games of the ongoing tri-series.
  • Zimbabwe lost all the three games played in the series.
  • Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan is currently the number one ICC T-20 ranked bowler.

We predict Afghanistan will win this match.

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Match Preview

The fifth match of the T-20 tri-series that involves Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be played between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Afghanistan side has already secured the placed in finals following their remarkable victory in the last game against Bangladesh. The Afghan side is undefeated in the Tri-series as they won their earlier two games. In the previous game, batting first, they were in a spot of bother but after that formidable knock of Nabi, they never give the opportunity to Bangladesh to come back in the game. Nabi smashed 84 runs in just 54 balls. Overall, Afghanistan team looks very strong and balanced as they got depth in batting and also quality spinners in the unit. Though Afghanistan already qualified for the finals and results of this match won't matter much, they would be looking to win and keep the momentum with them for the finals.
On the contrary, Zimbabwe team have lost their first three matches and have already crashed out of the tri-nation series. They would be very disappointed with their performance so far in the tri-series. In the previous game, they lost to the host nation by 39 runs. While chasing the target of 176, Zimbabwe team were 8/3 in no time, which later went on to become 66/7 and it became impossible from there for the visitors. Skipper Hamilton Masakadza’s will be playing his last international game and the teammates would be hoping to give the veteran a fitting farewell. Zimbabwe’s batting has been a bit of a concern, especially at the top. Skipper Masakadza got a good start in earlier games but failed to convert it to the big one. He would want to sign it off in grand note. Their pivotal player Sean Williams has been very awful with the bat, scored just four runs from three games. This is Zimbabwe’s final game in the tri-series and will hope to sign off on a high.

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Teams Preview


Zimbabwe teams have struggled in recent times in international cricket as they managed only one win out of their last 13 matches played this year. Skipper Masakadza who is playing in his last international game will be hoping for a win. 
Zimbabwe’s top-order batsmen look very ordinary and their poor form has been the major reason for their failure in the ongoing series. In batting, the side is depending on their top-order batsmen, Craig Ervine and Brendon Tayor. The batting duo failed quickly in the earlier games and they would be looking to contribute with the bat and score most of the runs in last game of the series. RP Burl has been the leading scorer for the side, scored 83 runs from last three games that also includes one impressive fifty-plus score.
Sean Williams, who is currently fifth-ranked all-rounder in T-20 ranking has been in awful form in the series. He scored only four runs from three games. He is a vital cog in Zimbabwe batting line-up and his contribution will be very vital in the last game.
On the bowling front, Kyle Jarvis has been the standout bowler for the visitor. He picked 5 wickets from three games. Tendai Chatara with 4 wickets has been the second-best bowler for Zimbabwe in the tri-series. 
Key Players: Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Ryan Burl, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami, Ainsley Ndlovu, Regis Chakabva, Chris Mpofu, Kyle Jarvis, BRM Taylor, CT Mutombodzi, Sean Williams

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Mutumbami 54 32 4 3 168.75
K Jarvis 27 20 1 2 135
H Masakadza 25 25 3 0 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Jarvis 4.0 0 32 3 8
C Mpofu 4.0 0 42 2 10.5
R Burl 1.0 0 13 1 13
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Jarvis 4.0 0 32 3 8
C Mpofu 4.0 0 42 2 10.5
R Burl 1.0 0 13 1 13
Of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI

Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (C), Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Tinotenda Mutumbodzi, Ryan Burl, Richmond Mutumbami, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Ainsley Ndlovu


Rashid khan lead Afganistan side have played some very excellent cricket in recent times and also beat the strong opponent on a few occasions. They won the first game versus Zimbabwe by 28 runs and in the second game against Bangladesh by 25 runs. Their bowling unit did outstanding work to defend the score on both occasions. In batting, Hazratullah has underperformed a wee bit and he’ll be keen to get his rhythm back. Rashid has been spot-on, both in bowling and captaincy. Asghar and Najibullah have also played their role well thus far.
All-rounder Mohammad Nabi has been in stupendous form in the ongoing series. He scored 122 runs from just 2 games. He is currently the second-best ICC T-20 ranked all-rounders. He is the biggest threat for any opponent team as he can score quick runs and also got the ability to deceive some best batsman in the world. 
Bowling unit collectively did well in earlier games. All the bowlers got wickets under their belt. Skipper Rashid khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman both got four wickets from last two games. Rashid khan is currently the best ICC T-20 ranked bowler. He picked 15 wickets in his last 5 games. It will be the toughest task for Zimbabwe batsmen to go through Rashid khan’s spell.
Key Players: Rashid Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammed Nabi

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah, F Niazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, N Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat/Dawlat Zadran, Rashid Khan (C), Fareed Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Sharafuddin Ashraf

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The weather forecast at Chattogram on Friday looks cloudy. There is no forecast of the rain and hence the full game is expected to play. Average first inning batting score is 145 while batting second is 126. In the last game of the ongoing tri-series played at the same venue, the team batting first won it very comprehensively. 

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Toss Prediction

Overall, out of the last 18 T-20 games played at this venue, 10 matches were won by the team batting first and 8 games while batting second. The records are in favor of team batting first.
Hence, we anticipate the team winning toss will definitely wish to bat first at this venue.

Winning Prediction

Afghanistan team got a great bunch of young and experienced player in the side. Besides, they also possess top T-20 ranked bowler and second-ranked all-rounder in the side. This duo is the biggest barrier for any opponent. On the other hand, Zimbabwe side relying very heavily on their top-order batsmen who have failed to perform in the series. Furthermore, Statistically, Zimbabwe never won the T-20 games versus Afghanistan. Hence the Afghanistan team is the favourites to win this game.

We predict Afghanistan will win this match.

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