Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020-21 – 2nd T20I

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020-21

Venue:

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is the home ground for Afghanistan for the series. The home side is Afghanistan and the visiting team is Zimbabwe for the series. The teams played the first ever T20I series against each other, which contains more than 2 matches.

2nd T20I:

Second T20I of 3 T20I matches between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on March 19th 2021.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be just the fourth bilateral series between the teams, The home side won all 3 series. Whereas the opponent is still searching for the first series victory.

The biggest consecutive winning streak (series) for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe was 3 from 2015-16 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated (series) for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe was 3 from 2015-16 to present.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan was 0 till date.

The longest streak of undefeated for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan was 0 till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Afghanistan against Zimbabwe are WWW – -.

Matches:

The teams completed 10 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won 9 times, whereas the opponent won just once.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe was 8 T20Is between 2015 to 2019.

The longest streak of undefeated for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe was 8 T20Is from 2015 to 2019.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan was 1 T20I from 2019 to 2021.

The longest streak of undefeated for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan was 1 T20I from 2019 to 2021.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan against Zimbabwe are WLWWW.

Afghanistan Home Venue:

Series:

When touring Afghanistan home ground by Zimbabwe, the upcoming series will be the third. Out of 2 series, the host won twice and the opponent never won, yet.

The biggest consecutive winning streak (series) for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in Afghanistan (UAE) was 2 from 2015-16 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated (series) for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in Afghanistan (UAE) was 2 from 2015-16 to present.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan in Afghanistan (UAE) was 0 till date.

The longest streak of undefeated for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan in Afghanistan (UAE) was 0 till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in Afghanistan are WW – – -.

Matches:

In the home of Afghanistan (UAE), the teams faced each other 5 times. The home side won all 5 games, whereas, the visiting team is still searching for the first win.

The most consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in Afghanistan (UAE) was 5 T20Is from 2016 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in Afghanistan (UAE) was 5 T20Is from 2016 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan in Afghanistan (UAE) was 0 till date.

The longest streak of undefeated for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan in Afghanistan (UAE) was 0 till date.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in Afghanistan (UAE) are WWWWW.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020-21 – 1st T20I

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eighth rank (Afghanistan) and twelfth rank (Zimbabwe) team. The host is 40 points ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team:

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 2 points with improvement of 2 ranks in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 12 points with losing 1 rank in the position. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 9 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 2 points with gaining1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 7 to 8 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will lose 3 points with losing 1 rank in the position. 

Drawing the series will lose 3 to 4 points with losing 1 rank in the position.

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

The Visiting Team:

If the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 10 points with improvement of 1 rank in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 2 points without impacting in the rankings. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose just a point (1 point) without impacting in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 7 points with gaining 1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will gain 2 to 3 points with gaining 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain 8 points with gaining 1 rank in the position. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to earn 3 points with gaining 1 rank in the position.

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

The Second Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the team will gain 1 point with gaining 1 rank in the position, and the visitors will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain 4 points with gaining 1 rank in the position, and the host will lose 5 points with losing 2 ranks in the position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be mostly sunny to sunny and clear throughout the match. There is almost no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be from 0% to 1%. The temperature would be between 26 to 33 Celsius. The wind would be between 13 – 18 km/h. The wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease as the match progress.

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened in 25 times out of 46 matches, and the selection favored the teams, as the team won 13 times and lost 12 times.

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

On the other hand, the teams, who chose to bat first, won the match 9 times and lost 12 times.

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

Overall, 22 times the team won the toss, won the matches and lost 24 times.

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

Particularly, for Afghanistan, the team won the toss twice in 8 games, and the team just once and lost once, as well.

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

The home side never won the match, while putting the target, after winning the toss.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWWWL.

The home side never lost the match, while chasing, after losing the toss.

The first batting team won the matches 21 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 25 times.

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

Score:

The lowest defended total was 129 runs in 2012, and the highest successful chase 163 runs in 2015.

The first inning lowest total was 66 runs in 2019 and the highest total was 225 runs in 2013. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings) in 2018 and the highest total was 166 runs in 2013.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.72 and 22.99 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

The teams faced each other just once at the venue. Afghanistan won the outing.

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

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The Home team has a very good record, as the team won 6 times and lost twice out of 8 games. The opponent lost once and the team is still searching for the first win at the place.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan at the venue are WWWWW.

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Afghanistan:

The home side would go with the winning combination.

Afghanistan Eleven: R. Gurbaz, U. Ghani, K. Janat, A. Afghan, M. Nabi, N. Zadran, H. Shahidi, R. Khan, N. ul Haq, A. Hamza, F. Ahmed 

Zimbabwe:

Despite defeat, the visiting team would go with an unchanged XI.

Zimbabwe Eleven: T. Musakanda, T. Kamunhukamwe, W. Madhevere, S. Williams, S. Raza, R. Burl, R. Mutumbani, D. Tiripano, B. Mavuta, B. Muzarabani, R. Ngarava

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