Kabul Zwanan vs Paktia Panthers 20th Match Prediction

Kabul Zwanan Cricket Logo
Kabul Zwanan
168/4 in 20.0
8.40
Paktia Panthers Cricket Logo
Paktia Panthers
172/4 in 19.4
8.75
Oct 18, 201816:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium - Dubai, UAE
Finished
Paktia Panthers won by 6 wkts

Our Prediction

Kabul Zwanan To Win the Match, 1.69
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  • Hazratullah Zazai and Luke Ronchi have been in terrific form for Kabul Zwanan
  • Paktia Panthers are a little too over-reliant on Isuru Udana as far as their bowling is concerned
  • Bowling to powerful batting lineup of Kabul Zwanan is going to be a tough ask for inexperienced Panthers' bowlers
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  • Tournament: Afghanistan Premier League 2018
  • Date: Oct 18, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium,Dubai, UAE
  • Time: 16:00

Key Stats

  • Toss: Kabul Zwanan (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: M Shahzad

Kabul Zwanan

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Shawkat Zaman 25 18 1 2 138.89
Colin Ingram 83 51 9 4 162.75
Wayne Parnell 42 28 3 3 150.00
Usman Adil 11 18 1 0 61.11
Hazratullah Zazai 1 2 0 0 50.00
Luke Ronchi 3 3 0 0 100.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Yamin Ahmadzai 4.0 0 35 0 8.75
IU Tillakaratna 4.0 0 33 2 8.25
Tahir Adil 2.0 0 20 1 10.00
S Prasanna 1.0 0 7 1 7.00
SMSK Afridi 4.0 0 42 0 10.50
Ziaur Rahman Sharifi 3.0 1 15 0 5.00
Sharafuddin Ashraf 2.0 0 14 0 7.00

Paktia Panthers

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Tahir Adil 1 1 0 0 100.00
Samiullah Shenwari 27 22 2 0 122.73
S Prasanna 1 5 0 0 20.00
Calum MacLeod 35 30 4 1 116.67
Ihsanullah 4 4 0 0 100.00
SMSK Afridi 30 19 3 1 157.89
M Shahzad 62 37 8 3 167.57
BowlerOMRWECO
Fitratullah Khawari 4.0 0 26 1 6.50
Wayne Parnell 3.4 0 33 2 9.00
Muslim Musa 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
Ali Khan 4.0 0 36 0 9.00
Nasir Totakhil 4.0 0 33 0 8.25

About the Match

After almost a 3-week long tussle we're finally all set for the final day of the league stage. Interestingly, the semifinalists are yet to be finalized and a lot will depend on the two remaining games of Afghanistan Premier League. Kabul Zwanan will take on Paktia Panthers in the second game of Thursday at Sharjah. While this game isn't really going to have an effect on which team will make it to the playoffs, it is definitely expected to bring a lot of swashbuckling performances for the fans. It will be a no-pressure game for both the sides, but no team will be taking it lightly considering that the playoffs are just around the corner.

Match Preview

Kabul Zwanan

Despite an inexperienced bowling attack, the way Kabul Zwanan have done in this competition has been commendable. They started off this tournament with a win but lost it in the middle of the tournament. They've, however, put up some brilliant performances towards the end of the group stage due to the virtue of which they're in decent position.

Right from the beginning of the tournament, Kabul have shown strength in their batting department. Laurie Evans was brilliant in their first couple of matches and Hazratullah Zazai and Luke Ronchi picked up pace after that. Kabul Zwanan have a batting lineup which is second to none and will be tough to get past for any bowling attack.

However, unlike their batting, their bowling hasn't really fired. Their inexperienced bowling attack has lacked consistency and accuracy. Barring Rashid Khan and Wayne Parnell, they do not have anyone else with considerable experience of white ball cricket. It has often been difficult for them when Rashid Khan is hit for a few runs early in his spell. Overall, they have a quality batting lineup and if it's their day with the ball, they'll be difficult to beat.

Kabul Zwanan Starting Lineup

Luke Ronchi, Hazratullah Zazai, Colin Ingram, Afsar Zazai, Shawkat Zaman, WD Parnell, Muslim Musa, Nasir Totakhil, Usman Adil, Ali Khan, Fitratullah Khawari.

Paktia Panthers

Although Paktia Panthers lost their previous match to Kandahar Knights, the margin of loss was so small that it didn't really spoil their chances of qualification to the next round. They are second on the points table, thanks to their superior net run rate, with four wins in seven matches.

They have a lot of similarity with Kabul Zwanan as far as their team composition is concerned. They have immense batting strength with the batsmen like Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport, and Sikandar Raza available at their disposal. Insanullah Jamat and Shahzad have been fluent at the top and the Panthers have thrived under the leadership of Mohammad Shahzad.

On the contrary, their bowling attack isn't really as good as their batting. They appear to be a little over-reliant on Isuru Udana who has impressed one and all with his variations at the death. They'd need their other bowlers to step up their game to get past the powerful batting lineup of Kabul Zwanan.

Paktia Panthers Starting Lineup

M Shahzad, Ihsanullah, Calum MacLeod, Samiullah Shenwari, SMSK Afridi, S Prasanna, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Isuru Udana, Ziaur Rahman Sharifi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Tahir Adil.

Toss Prediction

With dew being a factor and teams preferring to chase in T20s of late, we expect the team winning the toss to win the toss and bowl first.

Pitch and Conditions

The surface of Sharjah has slowed down considerably as compared to what it was like at the beginning of the competition. The average score has reduced from around 190s to around 170s in the past week. Spinners are likely to enjoy bowling on this surface, but batsmen, too, will be getting value for their shots. Anything over 180 could be difficult to chase on this surface.

Our Prediction

Both the teams are similarly poised as far as team combination and recent results are concerned. With batting being the stronger suite of both the sides, it is expected to be a treat to watch for the fans. While the match could go either way, with Rashid Khan in fine form with the ball, and stronger batting lineup, Kabul Zwanan are better placed to win this dead-rubber encounter.

Our Prediction

Kabul Zwanan To Win the Match, 1.69
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Which team will win?

Kabul Zwanan72.4% (126)
Paktia Panthers27.6% (48)
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Comments

Vobulesu
Gmail
2018-10-18 05:48:52
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Vamsi
Kabul to win
2018-10-18 16:29:15
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