Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Match Prediction

  • Mar 02 - Mar 03, 2021
  • 11:30 IST / 6:00 GMT
  • Sheikh Zayed Stadium - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Afghanistan AFG Afghanistan
Zimbabwe ZIM Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 10 wickets

Betting Tips

  • Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have played only one test against each other and Afghanistan won that by 7 wickets
  • Afghanistan have a better batting line up and their batsmen are used to playing on these turning wickets.
  • Zimbabwe are missing Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine which makes their batting vulnerable. A lot will depend on Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams but against Afghan spinners it won’t be easy.

Chance of Winning




Our Prediction

Afghanistan are favorites to win

Top Bets for AFG vs ZIM Match

A Hundred score in the 1st Innings -

A Hundred score in the 1st Innings - YES


Method of 1st Dismissal -

Method of 1st Dismissal - Caught


Rahmat Shah to Score 50 Runs -

Rahmat Shah to Score 50 Runs - YES


Most Run Outs -

Most Run Outs - Zimbabwe


Highest Opening Partnership 1st Innings -

Highest Opening Partnership 1st Innings - Afghanistan


Sikandar Raza to Score 50 Runs -

Sikandar Raza to Score 50 Runs - YES



AFG vs ZIM 1st Test Prediction & Betting Tips 

Afghanistan will take on Zimbabwe in the first match of the two Test series. The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium and is set to get underway at 10:00 AM local time.

Both teams haven’t played a test for more than a year and getting used to the format won’t be that easy. In these conditions, Afghanistan will start as favourites but the road to victory will not be easy. Afghanistan is going in with a pretty inexperienced side and has named as many as 8 uncapped players. They have also excluded Mujeeb ur Rahman from the squad while Rashid Khan’s participation is also in doubt. 

They’ll rely a lot on Rahmat Shah, who was the star of Afghanistan win over Ireland and Bangladesh in 2019. Other players like Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi also need to come good. The bowling will depend on Rashid Khan but in case he’s not available, Afghanistan will rely on Yamin and Shiraz.

Zimbabwe is missing some of their key players which further cut short their chance of upsetting Afghanistan in the series. Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine, the two main pillars of Zimbabwe batting are out due to illness, which makes the batting very vulnerable. A lot will depend on Sean Williams and Sikander Raza in the batting department. On the bowling front, Zimbabwe will rely on Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams.

Through both teams are pretty inexperienced, Afghanistan has a stronger batting line up and they are used to playing in these conditions. They’re the favourites to win the match

AFG vs ZIM Test Match Live streaming

Live TV: There have been no official information regarding the live streaming or the broadcasting of the series. We’ll update the details once they are available

Live streaming: The live streaming of the series will be available on Disney Hotstar

AFG vs ZIM Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will like to bat first as the pitch will become difficult to bat on the 4th and 5th day of the test match.

Weather Report

The weather looks look with bright sunshine on all 5 days of the Test.

Pitch Condition

The pitch will be on the slower side. Spinners are going to dominate the game. The batsmen will also have an opportunity to score runs but they’ll need to get used to the pace of the pitch.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe First Test

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Afghanistan have dropped Mujeeb ur Rahman from the squad while Rashid Khan’s participation is also in doubt after suffering a finger injury. They have named 8 uncapped players in the team.

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmat Shah - Rahman Shah was the main contributor with the bat in Afghanistan’s win over Bangladesh and Ireland. He scored 102 in the 1st inning of the Test vs Bangladesh while had scores of 98 and 76 against Ireland. 
  • Asghar Afghan - He is another batsmen that is expected to do well. He’s played some fine knocks in the shorter formats of late and would look to replicate his success in Tests as well.
  • Rashid Khan - Rashid Khan is one of the best spin bowler going around in Test cricket. He’ll be a real threat on this wicket.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan lost their last Test to West Indies but picked up wins over Bangladesh and Ireland before that series. 

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Asghar Afghan©, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai (wk), Abdul Malik, Nasir Jamal, Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad

Zimbabwe Team News & Playing 11

ZIM Team News

Zimbabwe will be without the services of Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine, their two best batsmen. They have also recalled Tarisai Musakanda and Ryan Burl to the squad. 

ZIM Key Players

  • Sean Williams - Sean Williams has to play a big role if Zimbabwe have to challenge Afghanistan. He scored a hundred and a 50 in his last test against Sri Lanka.
  • Sikandar Raza - He is another batsmen that is expected to do well. Raza is their best player of spin and will be vital for them on these turning wickets
  • Donald Tiripano - He’s Zimbabwe’s best bowler and will have the responsibility of  picking up early wickets

ZIM Team Form

Zimbabwe have lost their last 4 matches. Their most recent series for against Pakistan, which they lost comprehensively

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11

Prince Masvaure, Tarisai Musakanda, Sean Williams(C), Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva/Richmond Mutumbami(wk), Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Team Form in Last Five Matches



AFG vs ZIM Head to Head

Both teams have faced only once in Tests and Afghanistan thrashed them by 7 wickets

AFG vs ZIM Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played AFG Won ZIM Won Tie Draw
1 1 0 0 0

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Betting Odds

Afghanistan is a far better team on paper and is expected to do well in the match.

Who will win Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 1st Test?

Afghanistan are favourites on most platforms. They have a better batting line up and ate more experienced in these conditions.

Odds to Win The Match

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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Top Team Batsmen

Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan and Javed Ahmadi are the three batsmen we’ll back to come good. Rahmat Shah was Afghanistan’s main performer in their wins over Ireland and Bangladesh while Asghar Afghan and Javed Ahmadi are expected to start well. 

From Zimbabwe, we;ll back Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza and Prince Masvaure - they are their three best batsmen. Raza is their best player of spin while Williams scored a hundred against Sri Lanka in his last match.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cric1xbetbet365
Rahmat Shah (AFG)3.753.743.75
Asghar Afghan (AFG)4.504.504.50
Javed Ahmadi (AFG) 5.505.005.00
Sean Williams (ZIM)3.753.743.75
Sikander Raza (ZIM)3.753.743.75
Prince Masvaure (ZIM)5.505.505.50

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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Top Team Bowlers

Rashid Khan, Zia ur Rahman and Yamin Ahmadzai are their thee best bowlers. Khan is a world class spinner while Zia will also get help from this wicket. Yamin is their lead pacer and get the new ball to move.

From Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams are most likely to pick up wickets as spinners are a real threat on this wicket. Doland Tiripano can also be backed to get something out of the pitch with the new ball.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cric1xbetbet365
Rashid Khan (AFG)1.901.891.90
Zia ur Rahman (AFG)4.354.504.50
Yamin Ahmadzai (AFG)5.505.505.50
Sikander Raza (ZIM)4.354.324.33
Sean Williams (ZIM)4.354.324.33
Donald Tiripano (ZIM)4.504.504.50

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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Prediction

Afghanistan is a better team on paper with quality batsmen and bowlers. They have more experience of playing in these conditions and are favourites to win.

Final Verdict

Afghanistan are favorites to win against Zimbabwe . Back Afghanistan to beat Zimbabwe at 1.22

AFG vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Richmond Mutambami at 9.0 will be our wicket keeper. We have selected him as he’s the most experienced among all options.

  • Batsmen

    Rahmat Shah at 9.5, Hashmatullah Shahidi and Asghar Afghan at 9.0 will form our batting order. Shah has been very good for Afghanistan in the tests while Shahidi and Afghan are their two best batsmen.

  • All-rounders

    Sikander Raza at 10, Sean Williams at 10 and Javed Ahmadi at 9.0 will add balance to our team. Raza and Williamd are two top players from Zimbabwe. They are their best batsmen, and their best bowlers too. Javed Ahmadi can be handy with his left arm spin. 

  • Bowlers

    Rashid Khan at 10, Yamin Ahmadzai at 10 and Sayed Shirzad at 8.0 will complete our team. Rashid is among the best spinners in world cricket while Yamin can get the new ball to swing. Sayed Shirzad will add a variety with his left arm medium bowling.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Rahmat Shah will be our skipper while Sean Williams can be backed at his deputy

AFG vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Rahmat Shah(C), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, T Musakanda

  • All Rounder:Sikander Raza(vc), Sean Williams, Javed Ahmadi

  • Wicket Keeper:R Mutumbami

  • Bowler:Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Syed Shirzad

Posted On 3rd March 2021 06:10:22
Posted by Kavin

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