After eighteen games in the Shpageeza Cricket League 2019, it has boiled down to Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan to lead their sides, Mis Ainak Knights and Band-e-Amir Dragons to a historic win in the final on Friday. Both teams did face off against one another in the first Qualifier which saw Rahmanullah Gurbaz blaze away to a brisk 80 as he led Mis Ainak Knights to a clinical win on Wednesday.
The Dragons, however, utilized their second opportunity as they sneaked past Kabul Eagles in a high scoring thriller courtesy of Batin Shah’s heroics in the end. Both sides are equally balanced and matched with none being an overwhelming favourite. If momentum is taken into consideration, Mis Ainak Knights will fancy their chances but will find it tough against Afghan’s mystery spin twins, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rashid Khan in what promises to be an epic end to an entertaining series
Shpageeza Cricket League 2019, Final
Mis Ainak Knights vs Band-e-Amir Dragons
Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground
October 18th, 2019
2:15 PM IST
With this being an afternoon game, some clouds should make an appearance with no chance of rainfall interrupting the game. The temperature is expected to be around 25 with teams preferring to chase on this surface.
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. 180 should be par on this surface provided the bowlers do their bit with the ball.
Predicted Playing XI:
Mis Ainak Knights:
1: Mohammad Nabi
2: Rashid Khan
3: N Ali Zadran
Dream XI & Points Projection:
R Gurbaz, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
A Zazai, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
T Stanikzai, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Ihsanullah Janat, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
M Nabi, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
Noor Ali Zadran, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
J Ahmadi, Points: 67-69, Grade: A
R Khan, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Y Ahmadzai, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
F Malik, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
N Masood, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
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