Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: Match 1, Kabul Province vs Balkh Province – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: Match 1, Kabul Province vs Balkh Province – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Darwish Rasooli is a proven performer in the domestic circuit. It is better not to take a risk by having him as one of the multiplier in both the teams.

Cricket Stadium
Cricket Ground. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The first match of the Afghan One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Kabul Province and Balkh Province at the Mis Ainak Cricket ground.

This match is scheduled to start at 09:00 AM Local Time (10:00 AM IST) (04:30 AM UTC) and can be streamed live on Fancode.

Preview:

The Afghan One-Day Cup is back with another edition of the tournament. In Afghan One-Day Cup 202, the Kabul Province will play the Balkh Province. Overall, 15 games will be played in the tournament including the knockouts. All the teams will like to improve their performances from the past season and will try to aim for a knockout place.

Kabul Province had a decent season last year. However, the team couldn’t make it into the knockouts and will look to get through this time. Balkh Province, on the other hand, failed to win even a single game and the team has got some work to do.


Weather Report

The skies will be partly cloudy on Thursday morning. As per the forecast, the conditions seem great for a game of cricket.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Early on in the tournament, the bowlers could get some assistance from the pitch but it should get better for batting as the tournament progresses.

Average first innings score – N/A

Record of teams chasing – N/A


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Kabul Province

Nisar Wahdat (c), Darwish Rasooli, Younis Ahmadzai, Aman Rafiqi, Inamullah, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Abdul Rahman, Shakir, Asif Musazai, Farmanullah, Azmatullah, Gulab Omarzai, Parvez, Ishaq Zazai (wk), Imran Janat

Bench: Rokhan Zaramalwal, Iqbal Zazai and Bilal Sahak

Balkh Province

Assadullah Matani (c), Zafar Khan, Ehsan Mandozai, Kamil, Abdul Malik, Farhan Zakhel, Mohammad Ibrahim (wk), Jamshed, Abdul Sattar, Azim Khan, Mohammad Hassan, Suleiman Arabzai, Mohammad Haleem, Abdul Razaq, Wasim Mandozai

Bench: Khair Mohammad, Ahmadullah and Sami Salarzai

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Top Picks:

Darwish Rasooli is a top pick for this game. He has scored 495 runs in 13 games of the tournament at an average of 50. Samiullah Salarzai has picked up 15 wickets in his last 5 FC games and will be a decent pick.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Darwish Rasooli, Samiullah Salarzai

Vice-Captain Options – Assadullah Matani, Farhan Zakhel

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mohammad Ibrahim

Batters – Darwish Rasooli (C), Imran Janat, Younis Ahmadzai, Farhan Zakhel

All-Rounders – Aman Rafiqi, Assadullah Matani (VC), Samiullah Salarzai

Bowlers – Shafiqullah Ghafari, Farmanullah, Khair Mohammad

12th Man – Mohammad Hassan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ishaq Zazai

Batters – Darwish Rasooli (VC), Farhan Zakhel, Imran Janat, Younis Ahmadzai

All-Rounders – Samiuallah Salarzai (C), Assadullah Matani, Aman Rafiqi

Bowlers – Shafiqullah Ghafari, Mohammad Hassan, Farmanullah

12th Man – Inamullah

(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:

Darwish Rasooli is a proven performer in the domestic circuit. It is better not to take a risk by having him as one of the multiplier in both the teams.

Probable Winners:

Kabul Province is expected to win this game.

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.