Date & Time: Wednesday, September 16, 13:00 IST
Venue: Kabul International Cricket Stadium, Kabul, Afghanistan
It’s time for the mega final in Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 as Kabul Eagles take on Mis Ainak Knights for the third time in the season. These teams proved to be the best two sides in the group stage and also in the playoffs so far. Now it’s the champion time as only one team will be the winner. Eagles definitely have the edge over the Knights as they won two encounters against them. Both sides have equal firepower in the batting but bowling is where the Eagles overtake the knights and that’s where the final gonna hang.
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Bahar Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ghamai Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Abdul Rahman, Shahidullah Kamal, Shapoor Zadran (c), Noor Ahmad, Dawlat Zadran, Ibrahim Khan
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (c)(wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Younas Ahmadzai, Samiullah Shinwari, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nangeyalia Kharote, Sharifullah Ahmadzai, Zia-ur Rehman, Nijat Masood, Ziaur Rahman
Kabul has produced some great surfaces throughout the tournament where batsman enjoyed their time and there was something on offer for bowlers as well. So expect the same on the final day as a cracker of a game awaits.
The veteran will be crucial for Knights in the final and as well for fantasy players. Given his form in the tournament and his experience of playing many big moments makes him a hot pick in today’s match. He has scored at a PPM of 67 in the tournament.
He played two roles quite well for his team in the tournament. He has chipped in with wickets whenever the team wanted and played blistering knocks to take home on most of the occasions. He has almost a PPM of 65 in the tournament which makes him a must-have.
He is the most consistent performer for the Eagles in the season. He has chipped in with at least a wicket or two in every match played so far. His PPM of 57 and MDTA of 1.5 makes him a must-have in any given fantasy team.
He is certainly the X-factor player in this match. He is the kind of player who is known to come up with match-winning knocks or gets out for a low score. This tournament is a prime example of it.
He is the top run-scorer for Eagles in the tournament. But we didn’t opt him for the captain or vice-captain choice in our SL team given there are other consistent and all-round performers.