After two entertaining games on Wednesday in the Shpageeza Cricket League, it now comes down to Kabul Eagles and Band-e-Amir Dragons to fight for the second spot in the final. Both sides are well matched on paper with fine margins separating both sides in their previous encounter. Band-e-Amir couldn’t cope against Rahmanullah Gurbaz’ onslaught as none of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman or Fareed Malik was spared. Kabul Eagles do have the advantage with form on their side although Rashid Khan is the key to the outcome of the game with his T20 expertise bound to come into play in Kabul.
Shpageeza Cricket League 2019
Kabul Eagles vs Band-e-Amir Dragons
Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground
October 17th, 2019
10:00 AM IST
With this being a morning game, some clouds should make an appearance with no chance of rainfall interrupting the game. The temperature is expected to be around 22 with teams preferring to chase on this surface to avoid the heat later on.
The pitch is a good one to bat on with some turn on offer for the spinners. The powerplay overs are crucial to either side with little to no swing available for the pacers. 170 should be par on this surface provided the bowlers do their bit with the ball.
Predicted Playing XI:
1: Karim Janat
2: Rashid Khan
3: Javed Ahmadi
Dream XI & Points Projection:
Y Ahmadzai, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
A Zazai, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
S Zaman, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
A Afghan, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
H Zazai, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
K Janat, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
J Ahmadi, Points: 67-69, Grade: A
R Khan, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
W Salamkheil, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
M ur Rahman, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
N Masood, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
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