Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Test series 2020-21 – 2nd Test

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Test series 2020-21 – 2nd Test

2nd Test:

Second and last meeting of the series of two Test matches between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan History:

The teams completed just 1 meeting in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host is searching for the first victory, whereas the opponent won the only played game.

 Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan against Zimbabwe are L – – – -.

Afghanistan Home Venue:

On the home of Afghanistan, the teams faced each other just 1 time. out of them, the Afghanistan team never received victory, yet and defeated once.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in Afghanistan home (UAE) are L – – – -.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Test series 2020-21 – 1st Test

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the ninth rank (Afghanistan) and eleventh rank (Zimbabwe) team. The host is way ahead (39 points) of the visitors.

In case, the home team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 45 points with 2 ranks down in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the home team will earn 5 points without any impact on the rankings.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 36 points with losing 2 ranks in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will lose 3 points without any impact on the rankings.

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 20 points with losing 1 position in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan are LLWWL.

In case, the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the visiting team will earn 24 points with improving 2 ranks in the position.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will earn 2 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 20 points with improving 2 ranks in rankings.

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 11 points with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe are WLDLL.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty sunny throughout the match. There is almost no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be from 1% to 4%. The temperature would be between 25 to 36 Celsius. The wind would be between 13 – 28 km/h.

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 14 games, and the selection highly favored the teams, as the teams won 8 times and lost just twice with a draw (1 draw).

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LWWWW.

After 2013, the teams always chose to bat first after winning the toss.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, neither win and nor lose the game with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are DDD – -.

Interestingly, the team, who chose to field first after winning the toss, was Pakistan only, all 3 times.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 6 matches between 2015 to Present.

Overall, 8 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost just twice (2 times) with 4 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWWWW.

Particularly, for Afghanistan, the team won the toss once in only played game and the team lost the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan at the venue, while winning the toss, are L – – – -.

The first batting team won the matches 8 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches just twice with 4 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWWWW.

The lowest defended total was 136 in 2017, and the highest successful chase 40 in 2013.

The first inning lowest total was 131 in 2021, and the highest total was 584 runs in 2010. For the second inning, the lowest total was 145 in 2018, whereas the highest was 598 runs in 2015. For the third inning, the lowest total was 135 in 2021, whereas the highest was 483 runs in 2011. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 72 (completed innings) in 2012, whereas the highest was 322 runs in 2016.

The batting average of the first innings is 38.57 and 35.80 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 36.45, and 21.13 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other just once on the venue. The home team lost the outing and visiting team won the game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan against Zimbabwe at the venue are L – – – -.

Teams’ Test History at the Venue:

The home team has a poor record at the grounds the team never won, yet and lost once. The visiting team won once and never lost.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan at the venue are L – – – -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe at the venue are W – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Afghanistan:

The host would prefer to go with 1 change and may include R. Khan in place of A. Wasi.

Afghanistan Eleven: I. Zadran, A. Malik, R. Shah. M. Ahmed, H. Shahidi, A. Afghan, A. Zazai, R. Khan, A. Hamza, Y. Ahmadzai, Z. Khan

Zimbabwe:

The visitors would go with the winning combination.

Zimbabwe Eleven: P. Masvaure, K. Kasuza, T. Musakanda, W. Madhevere, R. Burl, S. Williams, S. Raza, R. Chakabva, D. Tiripano, B. Muzarabani, V. Nyauchi

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.