1st ODI Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction Who Will Win Today Match, Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Toss Prediction Who Will Bat First and Who Will Ball First. The 1st ODI cricket match of Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe schedule of five match series between AFG vs ZIM will start on Friday, 25 December 2015 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, you can watch live match as today match will broadcast live on Neo Sports.
Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates starts with the 1st ODI match against Zimbabwe at Sharjah on Dec 25, 2015. Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe prediction showing that Afghanistan will come to play this series with more confidence as clinching a historic ODI series against Zimbabwe and whitewashing them in the T20s too, Afghanistan recently beat Hong Kong in the lone T20I and won two more T20Is against Oman. They will be eager to finish what has been a historic year for them by continuing the run in the forthcoming series against Zimbabwe.
For this tour of UAE to face the Zimbabwe cricket team, Afghanistan have a further advantage by playing away from Zimbabwe’s home grounds as per our Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe prediction. Sharjah will host all five ODIs spilling into 2016 and even though it’s not Afghanistan’s home ground either, there is likely to be more support for them than for the African side.
The batting lineup of Zimbabwe players is reason they were whitewashed in Bangladesh in November and will be worried further without the injured Sean Williams, who was their only batsmen to collect more than 150 runs against Afghanistan at home. Further more our Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe prediction indicating that more responsibility will thus fall on the experienced Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura and Craig Ervine, with major hopes also pinned on the return of Hamilton Masakadza. While Tinashe Panyangara had a better outing in Bangladesh, the rest of the pacers will need to step up as their spinners did most of the work against Afghanistan.
This time while playing the five ODI series, Zimbabwe will be respond better to show why they are ranked above Afghanistan. But if Afghanistan win the series, they will not only overtake Zimbabwe, but jump ahead of even Ireland in the table.
Afghanistan ODI Team Squad: Afsar Zazai, Asghar Stanikzai, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Nawaz Khan, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Rokhan Barakzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Shabir Noori, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Yamin Ahmadzai
Zimbabwe ODI Team Squad: E Chigumbura*, CJ Chibhabha, TS Chisoro, AG Cremer, CR Ervine, LM Jongwe, N Madziva, H Masakadza, WP Masakadza, PJ Moor, R Mutumbami†, T Muzarabani, T Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, MN Waller
As we review both sides, it seems Afghanistan has edge over Zimbabwe and our tips for the Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Prediction says, Zimbabwe will win the toss and bat first and will win the match as well.