Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: Match 1, Kabul Province vs Balkh Province – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: Match 1, Kabul Province vs Balkh Province – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kabul Province is expected to win this game.

Cricket Stadium
Cricket Stadium. (Photo by Stu Forster/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.


The opening match of the tournament promises to be a close encounter as both the teams will look to get off on a flying start. Kabul Province had a decent season last time around but will look to make it to the playoffs this time. Balkh Province, in particular, had a disastrous season as they lost all 4 of their games. They will look to better that record.

Weather Report

The weather in Khost for tomorrow’s game looks conducive enough to sport a full game. There will be a bit of cloud cover, but the chances of rain are minimal. The temperatures will hover around the early 30s.

Pitch Condition/Report:

There is not much information available on the expected pitch behaviour as it is the first match of the season. But initially, in the tournament, the pitches might tend to favour the bowlers.

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/Khair Mohammad

Bench: Wasim Mandozai/Khair Mohammad, Ahmadullah and Sami Salarzai

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Top Picks:

Darwish Rasooli is one of the brighter prospects in the game. He has been among the runs on a consistent basis in the domestic circuit and will be expected to carry on his form. In 13 games so far in List-A cricket, he scored 495 runs at an average of 50.

Farhan Zakhel of Balkh Province will be an important pick for this game as he scored 91* in an important U-19 WC game against Australia. In this tournament, he scored 43 runs in the two games that he played.

Mohammad Ibrahim as the keeper will be a good choice. He has had a good run in the tournament last year.

Shafiqullah Garfari has been decent with the ball for Kabul Province in the past and he is expected to deliver once again. He has even scored 332 runs with the bat.

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

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

Expert Advice:

The teams have been picked up using stats from the previous editions of the tournaments. Since it is the first game, look out for the Playing XIs after the toss.

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.