Date & Time: Tuesday, September 15, 14:00 IST
Venue: Kabul International Cricket Stadium, Kabul, Afghanistan
In the Qualifier-2 of Shpageeza Cricket League 2020, Mis Ainak Knights take on Band-e-Amir Dragons. By the virtue of finishing in the top 2, the Knights have their second shot to book a place in the final.
The knights have lost only two games in the group stage before losing to Kabul Eagles in Qualifier-1. Their bowling at times failed to penetrate through the opposition which has been their only shortcoming other than that the Knights have come up with all-round performances. On the other hand, the Dragons too had a similar season with only losing a couple of games in the group stage. But unlike Knights, the Dragons have heavily reliant on their top 4 to get the job done. Apart from that, the Dragons are well equipped with an all-round unit.
When these two sides met earlier in the season the Knights have come on top in a nail hitting finish. So expect nothing different in the Qualifier-2 as evenly matched sides take on for the second time in the tournament.
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Bahar Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ghamai Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Abdul Rahman, Shahidullah Kamal, Shapoor Zadran (c), Noor Ahmad, Dawlat Zadran, Ibrahim Khan
Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afgan (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Hamid Hassan, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Sardar (wk), Mirwais Ashraf, Nasir Jamal, Farhad Momand
Kabul has produced good scoring games in the tournament and in the playoffs the surface proving to be even more friendly to the batsman. So expect another high scoring affair on Tuesday as well.
He is the most consistent batsman in the tournament. Apart from alone inning, he has scored at least 40 runs in every natch played so far in the tournament. His PPM of 64 in the tour makes him one of the top pick in the Dream11 fantasy team.
He is among the top wicket-takers of the season and also the spearhead of the bowling unit for Dragons. His consistency is a reflection of his PPM of 58 and an MDTA of 1.2 in the tournament.
He is a must in any fantasy team in today’s match. He has a great record in the league and he has lived up to it in the tournament as well. He has scored at a PPM of 67 in the 6 matches played.
He is not one of those in-between players or consistent ones but he is the kind of player who comes up with extreme performances. His performance in the tournament is a true reflection of it where he has scored a big knock or got out for a low score.
It has been a tough call to leave out Ashraf given the way he has performed in the tournament. But in-order to accommodate top order batsman from both the sides it is the only choice we have left with given he has 9.5 credits.