Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 5th Match Prediction and Betting Tips

Welcome to the preview, betting tips and match prediction for the 5th T20I Match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019 Betting Tips and Match Prediction. This will be the 5th match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019. AFG is unlikely to tinker the winning combination. Craig Ervine missed the last match; he is expected to come back in the 11.

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Tournament: Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

Format: T20I

When: Sept 20, 06:00 PM IST

Where: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

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Head to Head

Afghanistan: 8 Win

Zimbabwe: 0 Win

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Pitch is expected to be batting-friendly, death bowlers can get some wickets at the end. An average score of 160 is expected.


Afghanistan won their last match against Bangladesh by 25 runs. Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran have been excellent with the bat While Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb is doing great in bowling. R Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai will probably open the inning for the Afghanistan team. The Young opener, R Gurbaz scored 43 in the first match while got off of a duck in the next one. Hazratullah Zazai is a very attacking batsman, but he is not consistent batsman, but a good pick for GL. Asghar Afghan is a reliable batsman. His last two scores are 14 and 40. Najibullah Zadran, A Afghan and M Nabi will handle the middle order of the team.

Najibullah Zadran is an attacking middle-order batsman scored 30 ball-69* runs knock in the first match while Mohammad Nabi is one of the best T201 all-rounders. He can do hard-hitting for the team and also bowls a few overs. He scored 38 and 84 runs in just 18 and 54 balls respectively in two matches. Rashid-Khan will lead the Afghanistan team as a Captain. Rahmanullah Gurbaz will do the wicket keeping for Afghanistan team. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Rashid-Khan, therefore, will take care of the spin bowling of the team while Karim Janat will lead the pace attack of the team.

AFG Squad

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Fareed Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Dawlat Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazal Niazai, Naveen-ul-Haq

AFG Probable Playing XI

Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Fareed Malik, Najeeb Tarakai, Rashid Khan (c), Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)

Players to watch out for

  • Najibullah-Zadran
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Rashid-Khan
  • Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
  • Karim Janat


Zimbabwe has been unable to put a match-winning performance against BAN or AFG. Zim lost their last match to Bangladesh by 39 runs. Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor will probably open the inning for the Zimbabwe team. Both are well known inning openers. Brendan Taylor is the best batsman among Zimbabwe team. However, he failed in the last two matches. Hamilton Masakadza will be playing his final game and will announce retirement after this match. He scored 34 and 25 runs in two games. Sean Williams, C Ervine and R Burl will handle the middle order of the team.

Ryan Burl is a talented spinner and can also score runs with the bat. He scored 57* and 25 runs in two matches and even took one scalp in the last game. R Mutumbami played a good knock of 54 runs in the previous match. Hamilton Masakadza will lead the Zimbabwe team is a Captain. Brendan Taylor will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Zimbabwe team while Sean Williams will lead the spin attack of the team. Ainsley Ndlovu and Chris Mpofu will take care of the pace attack for his team. Both are well known bowlers as they both pick a few wickets in the last few matches. Pacer Chris Mpofu is a good T201 bowler and took two scalps in the previous game.

ZIM Squad

Brendan Taylor(w), Hamilton Masakadza(c), Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Ryan Burl, Richmond Mutumbami, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Ainsley Ndlovu, Chris Mpofu, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Tony Munyonga, Timycen Maruma

ZIM Probable Playing XI

Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Chris Mpofu, Sean Williams, Regis Chakabva, Kyle Jarvis, Ryan Burl, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richmond Mutumbami, Neville Madziva, Ainsley Ndlovu

Players to watch out for

  • Brendan Taylor
  • H Masakadza
  • Sean Williams
  • Ryan Burl
  • Neville Madziva
  • Kyle Jarvis

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 5th Match Prediction

As per both teams on paper, Afghanistan will be looking to get a win here. For the final update on the match report and in-play trade feel free to contact Raj — find the WhatsApp number at the bottom.

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