Afghanistan T20 League, 3rd Match: AS vs ST: Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Shpageeza Cricket League, 2019: Match 3, Amo Sharks vs Speen Ghar Tigers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

With Najibullah Zadran batting up the order, we might see him playing big knocks more often.

Rahmat Shah Afghanistan
Rahmat Shah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 3rd match of the Shpageeza Cricket League (SCL) 2019 will be played between Amo Sharks and Speen Ghar Tigers at the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (3:00 PM IST) (9:30 AM GMT)

This game can be viewed on RTA World and RTA Pashto YouTube Channels.

Preview:

Amo Sharks and Speen Ghar Tigers will be up against each other in the 1st match to be played in the afternoon this season. The Sharks are led by all-rounder Mirwais Ashraf while the Tigers will play under the captaincy of keeper-batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq. The Amo Sharks have a top-four of Ikram Ali Khil, Rahmat Shah, Usman Ghani and Ibrahim Zadran but they need to find a dasher among themselves.

On the other hand, the likes of Karim Sadiq, Najeeb Tarakai and Bahir Shah are expected to handle the top three for Speen Ghar. Najibullah Zadran will walk out to bat at No.4 and the team will hope that he can push the run-rate whenever they need it. Left-arm pacer Sayed Shirzad and chinaman spinner Zahir Khan will mark their presence of the Tigers.


Weather Condition/Report:

No interruption from the weather is expected for this game. The conditions are expected to be sunny and temperatures will be a little high.

Pitch Condition/Report:

A little dip in totals can be seen during the matches played in the afternoon. However, the tracks will be fresh at the start of the season. Playing twice on same track might not make any big change.

Average first innings score: 151 (Twenty20s played in the afternoon)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 3, Tied – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Amo Sharks:

Ikram Ali Khil (WK), Rahmat Shah, Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Munir Ahmad, Parviz Malikzai, Mirwais Ashraf (C), Zia ur Rahman Sharifi, Zia ul Haq Farmani, Arif Khan Dawlatzai, Shapoor Zadran.

Bench: Ghamai Zadran, Rokhan Barakzai, Abdul Rahim Mangal, Fazal Zazai, Farmanullah, Juma Gul Miakhil, Nangyalai, Parviz Amin.

Speen Ghar Tigers:

Karim Sadiq, Najeeb Tarakai, Bahir Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafaq (C), Sayed Shirzad, Shahidullah Kamal, Hamid Hassan, Zahir Khan, Wafadar Momand,

Bench: Abdul Wasi, Shabir Noori, Nasir Totakhil, Nawaz Khan, Ishaq Zazai, Tamim Surkhrodi, Inamullah, Asif Musazai, Shamsurahman Karokhil.


Top Picks:

Bahir Shah has great success with the bat in FC and List A formats. He will be hoping to bring that success into T20s as well. If given a role with both and ball, Rahmat Shah could be seen among the top performers in the game. His T20 average hasn’t been that great but can turn the things around this time. Shafiqullah Shafaq can do damage if he gets to bat up the order. He was among top run-getters during the last edition of T10 League. Zahir Khan claimed 15 wickets from six innings during the Shpageeza 2017 tournament at a strike rate of 9.2 only.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Usman Ghani, Karim Sadiq

Vice-Captain – Bahir Shah, Ikram Ali Khil, Mirwais Ashraf, Zahir Khan

With Najibullah Zadran batting up the order, we might see him playing big knocks more often.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Ikram AliKhil

Batsmen – Usman Ghani, Bahir Shah, Najibullah Zadran (VC)

All-Rounders – Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Rahmat Shah (C), Shahidullah Kamal

Bowlers – Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad, Zia ul Haq Farmani

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Ikram Ali Khil, Shafiqullah Shafaq

Batsmen – Usman Ghani (C), Bahir Shah (VC), Najibullah Zadran

All-Rounders – Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Rahmat Shah

Bowlers – Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad, Shapoor Zadran


Expert Advice:

The trio of Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf and Rahmat Shah will be safe among the available ones in the all-rounders’ category. Sadiq could fulfil the roles of a keeper, batsman and a bowler in the same match. Ashraf has the experience in his hand while Rahmat is in good form.

Probable Winners:

Speen Ghar Tigers look well balanced on the paper.

*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.