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Toss Information: Afghanistan gained the toss within the first Check and opted to bat first on what appears to be like like a pitch which is able to help the pacers.
Tino Mawoyo stated on the pitch report that the observe appears to be like like a carpet with numerous grass on it. The batsmen must work very exhausting for the runs on this pitch.
Each the groups come into the Check after a protracted hole. They’re enjoying this Check after greater than an yr, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic. Each groups even have many younsters who shall be trying to step up on the highest stage for his or her respective sides.
Zimbabwe have performed solely 5 Check matches since 2018 and Afghanistan have featured in solely 4 Checks since getting Check standing in the identical yr. That is additionally the primary Time the Asian nation is concerned in a Check sequence.
Afghnaistan coach Lance Klusener had advised Cricbuzz earlier that their major problem for his staff shall be to bat over 100 overs. The facet will financial institution upon the expertise of Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah.
However, Zimbabwe will miss the expertise of senior execs like Brendon Taylor and Craig Ervine who’re out resulting from sickness. Sean Williams is main the staff within the two Checks.
Afghanistan XI: Abdul Malik, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Afsar Zazai(w), Munir Ahmad, Amir Hamza, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan, Abdul Wasi
Zimbabwe XI: Kevin Kasuza, Prince Masvaure, Sean Williams(c), Wesley Madhevere, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva(w), Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi