After yet another all round win in the second T20, Afghanistan are firm favorites to win yet another game and secure an all round series win against a Zimbabwe side that has been below par in every game.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Afghanistan scored a massive 170 runs riding on Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi cameos. Chatara was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he picked up 2 wickets at just above 8 RPO.
Zimbabwe were never in the run chase as they kept losing wickets as Fazhal Farooqi, who had a good experience at the IPL this year, kept things tight and attacking him only meant that wickets at regular intervals were lost and they fell short by a comfortable 21 runs.
Afghanistan were clinical enough once again to deny the hosts a comeback in the series and would want a repeat performance to make it 3-0. Rashid, Nabi, Zadran and Zazai form an enviable quadruple and they would want to take some confidence to Australia.
The hosts on the other hand, had their moments again but once again failed to capitalize. Innocent Kaia did score a half century and Sikandar Raza struck a stroke filled 41, but Farooqi and co made sure and that the series was decided and making the decider inconsequential
Key player battles
Rashid Khan vs Sikandar Raza
Leg spinner against a slogger is always a risk for the latte, but expect Raza to dominate.
Tendai Chatara vs Rahmanullah Gurbaaz
Gurbaaz likes to dominate the pacers and Chatara will have his task cut out and look to nip him in the bud once again.
Ryan Burl vs Mohammad Nabi
Burl was cheap and economical in the second T20 and he would like to halt the Afghanistan captain from getting yet another big one.
Though Zimbabwe fought well, Afghanistan are firm favorites to clinch another T20 series as they head to Ireland for a 5 match T20 series.
Afghanistan is predicted to be the winner of this match and the series as well. Readers have looked at the betting tips on individual players’ performances.
Rahmanullah Gurbaaz – After missing out in the first two games, expect the dashing opener to go ballistic at the top
Mohammad Nabi – The captain struck an 18 ball 43 and would like another thunderous one to end the series on a high
Rashid Khan – Well, no surprises here as he took just two wickets in the last T20 and would like to add more to his tally.
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Predicted Playing XI :
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Usman Ghani, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Nijat Masood
Innocent Kaia, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Tanaka Chivanga, Blessing Muzarabani.
Match : Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20,2022
Event : Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe 2022
Venue :Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date : 14th June 2022.
Time : 4:30 pm IST
Lotus Fair Prediction : Afghanistan is Lotus Fair’s Prediction To win