COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan on February 9
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Geared up for the 1st ODI between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, which is going to take place on Friday. After winning the T20 series comfortably, The Asian side is all set to start the ODI battle on a high note. On the other hand, Zimbabwe would be looking to turn the tables by winning this ODI series.Zimbabwe still has some big names at their disposal, but they lack intensity in their approach. They seem low on confidence and it can only be overturned with one of the senior players taking the onus on himself and displaying a great amount of perseverance. For the first time in history, Zimbabwe will be entering an ODI series against a side who haven’t played Test cricket with a hope to not get annihilated.
Best economical pick – The onus and responsibility of making runs for Afghanistan will fall on wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzadwho is their biggest batting superstar. But if the visitors are to cause an upset, they will need contributions from the whole team.
Top captains & vice captains – Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are the backbones of the squad. A good performance from any one of them on a particular day make things easy for the team. And whenever they both fire, there is hardly any chance of Afghanistan losing the match. One of the best all-rounders in the world currently, Mohammad Nabi’s worth in the side has gone up astronomically high. The swashbuckling batter played a couple of stunning knocks in the T20I series and will be eager to carry forward the good work in the ODI series. He might be batting a little higher in the order to ensure their in-form player gets to spend more time at the crease.
Smart pick – Sikandar Raza firmly settled into his role as the most adventurous batsman in Zimbabwe's top order, with a fondness for carving the ball through - and sometimes over - point and a useful sideline as an off spinner.
Cautions Pick – Ever since he returned to Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor doesn’t seem anywhere close to how brilliant he was once upon a time. Zimbabwe need him to fire big time, more than ever before. Their side is currently in a precarious situation and if this poor form continues, it might cost them a place in the World Cup next year.
My XI – Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Rashid Khan (Vice-Captain), Sikandar Raza, Mohammad Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran, Solomon Mire,Hamilton Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Mujeeb Zadran, Ryan Burl, Gulbadin Naib