Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: Match 2, Khost Province and Helmand Province – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Afghan One-Day Cup, 2020: Match 2, Khost Province and Helmand Province – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

As this is the first game of the tournament, it is better not to take many risks. Maintain the diversity between your two Fantasy teams.

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Match Details:

The second match of the Afghan One-Day Cup will be played between Khost Province and Helmand province at the Khost Cricket ground.

This match is scheduled to start at 09:00 AM Local Time (10:00 AM IST) (04:30 AM UTC).

Preview:

Two games will be played on the opening day of the Afghan One-Day Cup. Both these matches are scheduled to start at 10 AM IST and this game between the Khost Province and Helmand Province will be played at the Khost Cricket Ground. These two teams will look to make early inroads in the tournament and get off to a positive start. Khost Province did well in the last edition of the tournament when they sailed through to the semis. This time, they will try to go one step further. Helmand Province, playing for the first time, will like to make an impact.


Weather Report

The weather at the venue, as per the forecast, should be great for a game of cricket. The temperatures hover around 30 degrees Celsius and the players will enjoy playing in such conditions.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Bowlers might get some advantage early on. Once they settle in, the batsmen can make the most of it.

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:

Khost Province

Shahid Kamal (C), Ziaur Rahman Sharifi, Rahim Mangal, Sadam Mangal, Mohammadullah, Bakhtar Atal, Haseebullah, Shaheen(WK), Noor Ahmad, Hashim Khalil Gurbaz, Mohammad Naseem.

Bench: Ehsan Mangal, Nemat, Rahmanullah Zadran/Naveed Obaid

Helmand Province

Dastgir Dotani (C), Rahim Sahak, Sharifullah, Qudratullah (WK), Abdul Bari, Abdul Nafee, Nazir Ahmad, Ahmad Zia, Hikmanullah, Lutfullah, Mohammad Rasool

Bench: Hekmatullah, Abdul Hakim, Bari Kakar/Zalmai Khan

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Top Picks:

Shahid Kamal should be a great pick. The batsman has got six centuries in 21 FC games. Also, Qudratullah, with a high score of 67 in five first-class games, in one of the better wicket-keeping options for this match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Sadam Mangal, Shahid Kamal

Vice-Captain Options – Nazir Ahmad, Rahim Sahak

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –  Qudratullah

Batters – Nazir Ahmad, Sadam Mangal (C), Mohmadullah, Rahim Mangal

All-Rounders – Shahid Kamal, Rahim Sahak (VC), Hashim Khalil Gurbaz

Bowlers – Mohammad Naseem, Lutfullah, Dastgir Dotani

12th Man – Ziaur Rahman Sharifi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shaheen

Batters – Nazir Ahmad (VC), Sadam Mangal, Habatullah, Rahim Mangal

All-Rounders – Shahid Kamal, Hashim Khalil Gurbaz, Rahim Sahak (C)

Bowlers – Mohammad Naseem, Lutfullah, Dastgir Dotani

12th Man – Ziaur Rahman Sharifi

(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:

As this is the first game of the tournament, it is better not to take many risks. Maintain the diversity between your two Fantasy teams.

Probable Winners:

Khost Province is predicted 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.