Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: 2nd Semi-Final, Nangarhar Province vs Kabul Province – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: 2nd Semi-Final, Nangarhar Province vs Kabul Province – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

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.

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Match Details:

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).

Preview:

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.


Weather Report

There could be a few rain interruptions for this game. The humidity levels are forecast to be on the higher side.

Pitch Condition/Report:

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:

Nangarhar Province:

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.

Kabul Province:

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.

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Top Picks:

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.)


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

Nangarhar Province is 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.