Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan:
The decider match of the group B that who will qualify for the main round to play with the big boys will be played between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Both the teams have won their previous 2 matches by beating Scotland and Hong Kong and now both are ready for that all important match to Qualify for the super 10 round.
Afghanistan have played a brilliant tournament so far. They knocked out of the tournament in the last T20 by losing to Hong Kong but this time they will try their level best to grab that opportunity to Qualify for the main round. They have already won a T20 series against Zimbabwe in UAE which will also boost up their confidence for that knock out match. Their team is doing a great job. Their batsmen are batting well and bowlers are fully supporting them. Their wicketkeeper batsmen Mohammad Shahzad is in red hot form the way he is playing is just admirable. Not only the batsmen but the bowlers are also doing a very decent job. They are bowling at the right lengths and making full use of that bowling pitch. Muhammad Nabi the all-rounder has bowled extremely well in the last match and took 4 wickets for his team. Fast bowlers are also good in their business and as a team they have done a superb job. Now they are just one step away but they have to work really hard as they will play the other undefeatable team of the tournament.
Zimbabwean side on the other hand has played superbly so far. They adopted the Asian conditions very well and won their first 2 matches and they are also just few inches away to Qualify for the next round. Zimbabwean team didn’t look in as bright color but they somehow managed to win their first 2 opening matches but now they have to play some really attacking and smart cricket to win against afghans. Zimbabwe openers are doing fine for them but the middle order looks a bit rusty and it should click if they want to Qualify. Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams and Elton Chigumbura all have to click for the victory. Bowlers are doing a fine job and the way they have bowled so far they surely have ability to catch the batting attack of Afghans.
Match will be on the slow turning wicket of Nagpur where contribution of spinners will be the most important so we shall see how they play at such pitch and tackle the turning deliveries of spinners.