Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Live streaming scores world cup 2016 qualifiers 9th T20 match. Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe live cricket scores ball by ball live commentary ESPN Cricinfo. The next match of ICC T20 World T20 qualifer Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan is scheduled to be played at Nagpur.
- Event: ICC T20 World Cup 2016
- Match: 9th T20 Qualifying Match
- Teams: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe
- Time: 15:00 Local | 09:30 GMT
- Date: 12th March, 2016
- Venue: Nagpur Stadium
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The top two sides in the Group B of the First Round of the ICC World T20 2016 are taking on each other on 12th of March, 2016 at Nagpur. The scheduled start of play is at 15:00 local time and 9:30 GMT. Both the sides have played some good cricket so far and have won both their matches so watch Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Live Streaming and catch the action live in this Group B decider. You can also follow Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Live Scores online.
This is certainly a high intensity affair in the Group B as both sides will be playing for the spot in the Super 10 and the winner will make it through. Both these sides have played some wonderful cricket in the tournament so far and Afghanistan are placed better than Zimbabwe at the moment with better NRR. Both sides are expected to play their heart out to win this fixture.
Afghanistan have been dismissive in their approach in both the games they have played so far. Their openers have clicked in both the matches with Shehzad getting 61 and 41 in two games while Zadran getting 17 and 35 in the two matches. Asghar Stanikzai has been the other fifty scorer for them who played an unbeaten knock of 55 in the first match against Scotland. So, everything has been so good so far for the Afghans and they’d like to carry on with the same momentum as the tournament progresses and will like to come up with an impacting performance against the Zimbabweans.
The bowlers looked a bit shy in the first game with wickets coming up in the latter part of the innings however, they were right on top against Hong Kong and restricted them on 116 with Mohammad Nabi picking up 4 for 20 in his 4 overs. They will expect their pacers to strike with the new ball, however.
Zimbabwe have also beaten Scotland and Hong Kong in their first couple of games but those were the close finishes and they haven’t yet stamped their authority on the opponent as Afghanistan have done. Nevertheless, they are in good form both with the bat and the ball and are expected to play competitive cricket against the Afghans.
Against Hong Kong they got to 158 courtesy a brilliant 59 runs knock from Vusi Sibanda while there was some late brilliance from Elton Chigumbura as well who managed 30 from just 13 balls towards the end of the innings. Sean Williams scored 36-ball 53 in the second game to help his side get to a respectable total. So, it’s been a good going for them overall, but if they have to make an impression against Afghanistan then their top order batsmen will really have to fire.
The bowlers were quite impressive against Scotland the other day as they picked up 5 wickets for just 42 runs. They’ll majorly be banking on Wellington Masakadza who has taken 5 wickets in just 2 matches played so far. Tiripano and Chatara have also been amongst wickets and will be expected to play at their best in the group decider.
Asghar has been leading his side splendidly in the tournament so far and has got runs under his belt as well. His confidence will be sky-high as Afghanistan take on Zimbabwe in the next match.
Hamilton Masakadza lead Zimbabwe impressively, especially, in the second game against Scotland where they looked more in control. However, he has to show his skills with the bat to provide a top start in the big game.
It will be a close game but Afghanistan are the favorites to win it.
The wicket has slowed down in last few of days and if that keeps on happening it will be hard to score runs at this wicket. It will be 40° C on Saturday.
Asghar Stanikzai*, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah, Shapoor Zadran, Usman Ghani, Hamid Hassan, Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad†, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Rashid Khan,
H Masakadza*, TL Chatara, CJ Chibhabha, DT Tiripano, MN Waller, SC Williams, E Chigumbura, TS Chisoro, WP Masakadza, PJ Moor, T Mupariwa, R Mutumbami†, T Panyangara, V Sibanda, Sikandar Raza,