Kabul Eagles face Speen Ghar Tigers in the eliminator of the Shpageeza Cricket League 2019. On completion of the league stages of the tournament, the Eagles finished in third place whilst the Tigers just managed to pip Amo Sharks for that final place in the knock-outs courtesy of a superior run-rate. The winner of this contest will go on to face either Mis Ainak Knights or Band-e-Amir Dragons in Qualifier 2 whereas the side on the losing end will exit the competition.
16th October 2019
2:00 PM IST
Kabul Eagles vs Speen Ghar Tigers
Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Stadium
Sunny conditions are expected with no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 24 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will be on the slower side and thus the batsmen might struggle to find any sort of rhythm in their batting. A score in-between 150-160 could prove to be a challenging total on this pitch.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Hazratullah Zazai is a dependable presence in the batting unit and will take up the mantle of run-scoring whilst Asghar Afghan’s raw power-hitting abilities will come in handy at the business end of the inning. Waqar Salamkheil and Amir Hamza are the key bowlers for their side.
Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Abdul Malik, Asghar Afghan (C), Younas Ahmadzai, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Sardar (WK), Abdullah Mazari, Amir Hamza, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Ibrahim
Speen Ghar Tigers:
Karim Sadiq and Najeeb Tarakai will be banked upon to provide a solid start to the inning whereas Bahir Shah and Najibullah Zadran can hold the fort in the middle order. After picking up a four-fer in the previous match, Abdul Wasi is set to play a key role for his side in this game.
Karim Sadiq, Najeeb Tarakai, Shabir Noori, Bahir Shah, Abdul Wasi, Najibullah Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Shafiqullah (C&WK), Wafadar Momand, Sayed Shirzad, Zahir Khan
Najibullah Zadran is a must-pick after his magnificent inning in the last game. He smashed an unbeaten 97 at an astounding strike rate of 277.14 to help his side successfully chase down a modest total of 132. Karim Janat and Asghar Afghan would be other advisable picks as the duo are certain to accumulate plenty of points for your fantasy side.
1: Najibullah Zadran
2: Asghar Afghan
3: Karim Janat
S Shafiq, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
N Zadran, Points: 88-90, Grade: A
A Afghan, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
N Tarakai, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
K Janat, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
S Kamal, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
K Sadiq, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
A Wasi, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
A Hamza, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
W Salamkheil, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
S Shirzad, Points: 62-64, Grade: A