Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe cricket teams all set to play cricket series 2015-16 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, schedule to play five ODI cricket matches and two T20 cricket matches between 25th December 2015 and 10th January 2016. After the Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2015-16 Schedule announced both the teams named their team squad to play.
The last series between Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe was in October 2015 where Afghanistan managed to beat Zimbabwe in both the ODI and the T20I series. Afghanistan have named a 21-man squad for One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals combined for their tour of the United Arab Emirates to play Zimbabwe. For this Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2015-16 Schedule, Nawaz Khan, who picked a total of nine wickets in his previous two matches for Mis Ainak Region in Afghanistan’s regional four-day tournament is the only uncapped player in the squad.
Apart from the Inclusion of Nawaz, Afghanistan have selected Yamin Ahmadzai, Rokhan Barakzai, Sayed Shirzad and Rahmat Shah. From the squad for Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2015-16 Schedule that toured Zimbabwe in October this year, Afghanistan have dropped Aftab Alam, Fareed Ahmed and Shapoor Zadran.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe will miss the services of Sean Williams, who is out with a groin injury. Williams felt the pain since Zimbabwe’s tour of Ireland in October and had finally decided to undergo a rehabilitation process. Ruled out of action for at least two weeks due to bursitis in the groin, Sean Williams will miss Zimbabwe’s trip to Sharjah for Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2015-16 Schedule for their ODI and T20I series against Afghanistan. Tendai Chisoro and Wellington Masakadza have replaced Williams in the ODI and T20 squads respectively.
According to a release from ZC, Williams first felt pain during Ireland’s tour of Zimbabwe in October, and has troubled him on and off since. An MRI scan performed last week revealed bursitis in the left groin. Zimbabwe physio Anesu Mupotaringa said fluid would have to be drained from the inflammation, following which Williams would undergo a course of antibiotics and recovery.
Neo Sports Broadcast has bagged the broadcast rights to Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2015-16 Schedule to be played in Sharjah, UAE from 26 December to 10 January. The series comprises five ODIs and two T20 matches. The latest acquisition comes close on the heels of Neo bagging the telecast rights to the FIFA Club World Club Japan 2015 and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Neo Sports EVP Programming Mautik Tolia said, “Neo remains committed to promoting cricket amongst the upcoming cricketing nations. The immense untapped talent that exists there needs to be brought to the world stage and Neo is taking the initiative in this direction.”
Afghanistan Squad: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Nabi, Nawroz Mangal, Mirwais Ashraf, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Shafiqullah, Usman Ghani, Yamin Ahmadzai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Rashid Khan, Rokhan Barakzai, Amir Hamza, Sayed Shirzad, Karim Sadiq, Nawaz Khan.
Zimbabwe Squad: Elton Chigumbura (c), Chamu Chibhabha, Tendai Chisoro, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Peter Moor, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, Tinashe Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller.
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2015-16 Schedule For ODI Series
Friday, Dec 25 1st ODI Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium D/N
Tuesday, Dec 29 2nd ODI Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium D/N
Saturday, Jan 2 3rd ODI Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium D/N
Monday, Jan 4 4th ODI Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium D/N
Wednesday, Jan 6 5th ODI Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium D/N
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2015-16 Schedule For T20 Series
Friday, Jan 8 1st T20I Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium D/N
Sunday, Jan 10 2nd T20I Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium D/N