KDH vs KAB Dream11 Match Prediction
Afghanistan Premier League 2018
Kandahar Knights vs Kabul Zwanan, 16th Match Preview
Venue- Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Matchday- October 16, Tuesday at 09:30 PM IST
Kandahar Knights and Kabul Zwanan will meet for the second time in the Afghanistan Premier League on Tuesday night. With just a couple of group games remaining ahead of the semi-finals, each team would be hoping to grab a couple of wins and secure a place in top four stats.
Kandahar Knights registered their 1st APL 2018 win in the last fixture against Nangarhar Leopards while defending 137 runs after four loss on a trot. Batting first, Kandahar Knights posted 137-8 on the board with the help Rikki Wessels’ (22 of 20), N Zadran’s (24 of 21) and Karim Janat’s (40* of 21). In response, Nangarhar Leopards mustered out for just 110-10 falling short of 26 runs.
Kabul Zwanan are placed at the third spot with three wins in six games in total. They have lost two consecutive games against Nangarhar Leopards and Balkh Legends and would be hoping to bounce back strongly when they face Kandahar Knights for the second time.
In their previous encounter, Kabul Zwanan turned out as the winner by 2 runs. After winning the toss, Kandahar Knights opted to bowl first and got the 174 runs target to chase. In response, Knight managed 171-7 in the allotted over, falling short of just 2 runs. Out of 19 required from 12 final deliveries, Knights only managed 5 and 12 of the last over.
So, charged with their maiden win, Knights will leave no stone unturned to cross the line this time.
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Avg 1st inn score: 149
Avg 2nd inn score: 131
Highest Total: 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM
Lowest Total: 90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED
Highest Chased: 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest Defended: 154/8 (20 Ov) by Eng vs PAK
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Asghar Afghan (c), Taskin Ahmed, Waqarullah Ishaq, Brendon McCullum, Waheedullah Shafaq, Ashish Bagai (wk), Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Amir Hamza, Karim Sadiq, Tymal Mills, Najibullah Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed, Nasir Jamal, Karim Janat, Waqar Salamkheil
Rashid Khan (c), Laurie Evans, Luke Ronchi (wk), Usman Adil, Zahir Shehzad, Javed Ahmadi, Colin Ingram, Zamir Khan, Afsar Zazai (wk), Fareed Ahmad, Muslim Musa, Shahidullah Kamal, Wayne Parnell, Nijat Masood, Ali Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Fitratullah Khawari, Nasir Totakhil, Shawkat Zaman
The probable KDH vs KAB playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Riki Wessels
Batsmen – Brendon McCullum, Karim Sadiq, Najibullah Zadran, Paul Stirling, Asghar Afghan (c),
All-rounder – Karim Janat, Mohammad Naveed
Bowlers – Tymal Mills, Sayed Shirzad, Amir Hamza, Nasir Jamal, Waqar Salamkheil
Wicket-keeper – Luke Ronchi
Batsmen – Laurie Evans, Hazratullah Zazai, Colin Ingram, Javed Ahmadi,
All-rounder – Rashid Khan (c), Shahidullah Kamal,
Bowlers – Wayne Parnell, Shawkat Zaman, Fareed Ahmad, Muslim Musa
Luke Ronchi will be a better pick in wicketkeeper, as he comes to open the innings and is in a good flow. In the last two games he has scored, 50 of 31 and 47 of 38 deliveries.
In batsmen, Laurie Evans, Asghar Afghan and Hazratullah Zazai are must-have picks. Zazai blasted a 12-ball half-century in the last game equaling the record with the likes of Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh. Zazai achieved this feat after he smashed six 6s in an over. You can consider, B McCullum, Paul Stirling, Colin Ingram and Javed Ahmadi as the fourth and fifth batsmen.
In all-rounder, Skipper Rashid Khan, Karim Janat and S Kamal will be perfect picks. Karim Janat blasted 21 balls 40 and helped his side reach a defendable total of 137-8 against Nangarhar Leopards in the last game.
In bowlers, Sayed Shirzad and Waqar Salamkheil are the keys for Kandahar Knights. Waqar bagged 3 wickets in the last game while Shirzad returned with 4 wickets in the second last game. Wayne Parnell and Muslim Musa will be safe bets from Kabul Zwanan.
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