Shpageeza Cricket League, 2019: Qualifier 2, Band-e-Amir Dragons vs Kabul Eagles: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Shpageeza Cricket League, 2019: Qualifier 2, Band-e-Amir Dragons vs Kabul Eagles: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

In this current Afghanistan skipper vs former Afghanistan skipper battle, who will make it through to the final?

Rashid Khan (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Qualifier-2 of the Shpageeza Cricket League (SCL) 2019 will be played between Band-e-Amir Dragons and Kabul Eagles at the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground.

The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (10:30 AM IST) (05:00 AM GMT).

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


They might have won three games in a row to finish second in the points table. However, the Band-e-Amir Dragons couldn’t push forward as they lost to Mis Ainak Knights in the Qualifier-1. Yet, since they finished in one of the top two spots, it is not all done for them. Rashid Khan and his men will get another go at making it into the final when the face the Kabul Eagles in the second Qualifier.

The Eagles batted beautifully in the Eliminator game of the SCL 2019. Thus, they managed to defeat the Speen Ghar Tigers by 16 runs to advance forward in the tournament. It is a wonderful opportunity for both these teams and they’d surely want to put in their best efforts. Going by the recent form, there isn’t much that differentiates between these two sides. It is all about holding onto their nerves in this crunch encounter.

Weather Report

The weather in Kabul has been quite pleasant in the last few days. On Thursday, the temperature is predicted to be low and the humidity will be slightly high in the morning. However, as the day progresses, the temperatures increase and the humidity levels will come down. In the afternoon, there will be a cloud cover.

Pitch Condition/Report:

In both the games on Wednesday, the pitch was great to bat on. The ball was coming on nicely and thus high-scoring fixtures were produced. It might not change much on Thursday and we might get to see a good batting surface once again.

Average first innings score: 168 (Last five games in the league)

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:

Band-e-Amir Dragons:

Rashid Khan (C), Javed Ahmadi, Imran Janat, Shawkat Zaman, Nasir Jamal, Afsar Zazai (WK), Hayatullah, Batin Shah, Fareed Ahmed, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Nijat Masood.

Bench: Naveed Obaid, Rifatullah, Zamir Khan, Usman Adil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fitratullah Khawri, Qasim Oryakhil.

Kabul Eagles:

Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan (C), Younas Ahmadzai, Samiullah Shinwari,  Waheedullah Shafaq, Mohammad Sardar (WK), Abdul Rehman, Amir Hamza, Waqar Salamkheil, Tendai Chatara.

Bench: Yousaf Zazai, Mohammad Sardar, Abdullah Mazari, Abdullah Adil, Imran Mir, Abdul Malik, Abdul Baqi Popal, Mohammadullah,  Bakhtar Atal, Tahir Khan, Mohammad Ibrahim.

Top Picks:

Afsar Zazai is in good form and can be the wicket-keeper for both your Dream11 Fantasy teams. Karim Janat and Javed Ahmadi are your top picks for his game. From the bowling department, you can bank on the likes of Nijat Masood, Waqar Salamkheil and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Karim Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Nijat Masood

Vice-Captain Options – Asghar Afghan, Afsar Zazai, Waqar Salamkheil

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Afsar Zazai

Batters – Nasir Jamal, Shawkat Zaman, Asghar Afghan (VC), Hazratullah Zazai

All-Rounders – Javed Ahmadi, Samiullah Shenwari, Karim Janat (C)

Bowlers – Nijat Masood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Waqar Salamkheil

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Afsar Zazai (VC)

Batters – Nasir Jamal, Asghar Afghan, Younas Ahmadzai

All-Rounders – Rashid Khan, Javed Ahmadi (C), Batin Shah, Karim Janat

Bowlers – Nijat Masood, Amir Hamza, Waqar Salamkheil


Expert Advice:

Credits will be a problem while picking the Dream11 Fantasy team for this game. Nijat Masood and Waqar Salamkheil, at 8.5 credits each, are your steal deals. It’d be great to have both of them in your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Probable Winners:

Band-e-Amir Dragons are expected to win this game.

*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.