The two-match Test series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will begin on Tuesday (2nd March) morning. They will meet in the opening game of this Test series at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
It will be the first-ever Test meeting between these two teams, who last time met in international cricket in September 2019. As they are not part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, this Test series can’t be played under this Test Championship.
Both teams are taking this Test series very seriously as both teams are desperate to put a crucial mark in the Test cricket that can motivate them in the future Test matches.
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021, 1st Test: Complete Squads
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (C), Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Bahir Shah Mohboob, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Yamin Ahmadzai
Zimbabwe: Sean Williams (C), Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Kevin Kasuza, Wessely Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Brandon Mavuta, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Donald Tiripano
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021, 1st Test: Playing XIs
Afghanistan (predicted XI): Abdul Malik, Ibrahim Zadran, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (C), Afsar Zazai, Shahidullah Kamal, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Saleem Safi, Yamin Ahmadzai.
Zimbabwe (predicted XI): Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Sean Williams (C), Ryan Burl, Wesely Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2021, 1st Test: Fantasy Cricket Tips
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Sean Williams, Asghar Afghan, Rashid Khan (doubtful)
Vice-captain – Sikandar Raza, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Munir Ahmad Kakar
Batsmen – Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (vc), Ryan Burl
All-rounder(s) – Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams (C)
Bowlers – Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Rashid Khan (doubtful), Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani