Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Preview, Live streaming [ZIM vs AFG]


Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st ODI at Harare, Preview, Prediction, Live streaming info along with Official Broadcasting TV channels List.

Today on Harare Sports Club, Harare Zimbabwe takes on Afghanistan in the First One Day International game of the five Match ODI series on 16th February 2017. As per Fixtures this AFG vs ZIM 1st ODI Match will be kick off from the 9-30 AM Local time, 7-30 AM GMT time and as per Indian standard time its starts from the 1-00 PM Local time.

Match Preview

This is the crucial series for the both sides. Team Zimbabwe who is currently rank in ICC Ranking on 11 sports while Afghanistan Team ranked on right above them. Afghanistan Cricket team who are ahead in the One Day International Ranking with a difference of 4 points and if Zimbabwe team won this series then they will got that place and included in the Top 10. Recently we seen that Zimbabwe cricket team lost the odi series twice with a close margin. Afghanistan played their first-ever bilateral series in Zimbabwe at Harare, and triumphed 3-2 in 2015. The same year saw Afghanistan trumping Zimbabwe by a similar margin at UAE as well.

Host Zimbabwe takes on Afghanistan in First One Day International game on 16th February 2017
Host Zimbabwe takes on Afghanistan in First One Day International game on 16th February 2017

If we look at the previous performance then Since 2015 World cup Zimbabwe team played total 36 ODI games and just won the Nine times while lost 24 occasion. On the other side Afghanistan team has won the 10 Matches out of 19 Matches they played in the past.

If we look at the squad of Afghanistan Cricket Team then they are playing without their regular skipper of Nawroz Mangal who Retired from the International cricket on this year so Asghar Stanikzai will be leading the Afghan squad in this Five Match ODI series against Zimbabwe. Wicket keeper Batsman Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah and Gulabadin Naib all are in the great form and they will surely be a key players for today’s 1st ODI at Harare. Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, skipper Asghar Stanikzai and Rashid Khan complete the unfinished task with their hard-hitting skills.

In bowling Nabi and Samiullah Shenwari handle the spin department and both perform well in the past while Dawlat, Rashid, Naveen-ul-Haq and Mirwais Ashraf are the fast bowlers of the side.

The winner of this tournament will meet the 10th–ranked Test team Zimbabwe in a four-Test series in 2018, in a bid to become the 11th ranked Test nation until 2022.

On the other side Zimbabwe cricke team who is playing under the skipper of Graeme Cremer. Team have left out some of the star players like Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Tendai Chisoro and Chamu Chibhabha for this 5 Match ODi series against Afghanistan due to failed to pass the fitness test. 19-year old uncapped pacer Richard Ngarava along side Carl Mumba have been added to the 14-member squad.

If we look at the batting department then its look very experience and solid. players like Chigumbura, Waller, Ervine and Raza make depth in batting.


Afghanistan (From): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Noor Ali Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Fareed Ahmad, Aftab Alam

Zimbabwe (From): Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer(c), Peter Moor(w), Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Nathan Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Wellington Masakadza, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Craig Ervine, Solomon Mire, Richard Ngarava, Carl Mumba

ZIM vs AFG 1st odi Live Streaming TV Telecast in India

Viewers of India and their sub continent countries looking to watch the First One Day International Match of 16th February between Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe live telecast and coverage online. This ZIM vs AFG 1st ODI Match might broadcast live on Star sports TV channels and may bring live stream on hotstar.com

ZIM vs AFG 16th February ODI Live Telecast in Afghanistan and zimbabwe country

1TV broadcast ZIM vs AFG ODI series live in AFghanistan country while Zimbawean Watch this First ODI Match live on DSTV.

Zim vs AFG 1st ODI Live Scorecard on ESPNCricinfo

All the cricket viewers can enjoy the live score with ball by ball commentary of the 50-50 over Match between Zimbabwe vs AFghanistan at Harare sports club on ESPNcricinfo.com websites. Apart of the scorecard this channel also bring you the full updates of this game like date, time, venue, playing xi etc. Viewers also download their apps and get the ZIM vs AFG ODI live updates on Mobile too.

Zim vs Afghan 1st ODI Live Crickets Score on Cricbuzz

Most of the fans are busy on their schedule and can’t watch out the Match live streaming so they go to official sites which bring the live score with ball by ball text commentary. Cricbuzz.com provide the full coverage of this 1st ODI MAtch between Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan of 16th february.

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