COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe on February 19
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After a spectacular one-sided T20I series for Afghanistan, the Asian side won the ODI series as well on Friday by beating Zimbabwe by 10 wickets. Now, the 5th ODI on Monday is a mere formality where Zimbabwe would be looking to end up the series on a high note. If Taylor and Raza can fire, Zimbabwe can win this One-Day International. On the other hand, if Zimbabwe would continue their silly mistakes, then 4-1 is on the cards. Not once did Zimbabwe managed to defeat Afghanistan in a bilateral series and this time around, they had to suffer a similar fate. A brilliant all-round show from the hosting nation saw Zimbabwe stutter almost every game barring the second one, where the Afghans had a rare bad game. This triumph will be quite a morale booster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Best economical pick – Mohammad Shahzad’s superb knock in the previous match is a big boost for Afghanistan. He would like to continue his fine form in the 5th ODI too. The right-hander opener scored a magnificent 75* in the 4th ODI.
Top captains & vice captains – If Zimbabwe want to finish things off in style, then this batsman has to fire in the final ODI. Brendan Taylor scored a splendid century in the 2nd ODI in front of the quality bowling line-up. His another fine performance can help Zimbabweans make some memories from the ODI series. Sikandar Raza: A Savior, Apart from Taylor, Sikandar Raza played a superb knock in the 2nd ODI that helped the African side reach 333 runs in 50 overs. If Raza can show another fine performance in the 5th ODI, Zimbabwe can win the final encounter with ease.
Smart pick – Watching Rashid Khan taking wickets is now a habit for every cricket lover. He is in terrific form and would love to create records in the future. His exceptional performance is a big plus for Afghanistan and his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Cautious Pick – Going by how the spinners have bowled in this series, Graeme Cremer should’ve been a little more consistent with his lengths to have reaped better results. He anyways had a decent series, but his performance hardly managed to sabotage Afghanistan’s winning run.
My XI – Brendan Taylor (Captain), Sikandar Raza (Vice-Captain), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shahzad, Najibullah Zadran, Solomon Mire,Hamilton Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Mujeeb Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Asghar Stanikzai