Hello and Welcome to our preview for Paktia Panthers vs Kandahar Knights match. We are covering KDH vs PTK Dream 11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the T20 match. The match is to be played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.
Kandahar Knights is right on bottom of points table with five losses and just a single win. Their chances of qualifying to semi final are less and need to win both or at least one of the last two group matches rest depending on results of Nangarhar Leopards. They lost yesterday’s encounter by four wickets. Asghar Afghan’s 31 ball 60 ensured Knights reach a respectable total of 152. Karim Janat one again shined with ball taking three wickets while Sayed Shirzad took two wickets but it was not enough to defend the target. They will hope to put their best effort in remaining two league matches.
Paktia Panthers are second on points table with four wins and two losses and have already qualified for semi finals. They won their last match against Nangarhar Leopards convincingly by seven wickets. Bowling first, All bowlers bowled well and stopped Leopards at 126. Ziaw Rahman took three wickets while Shahid Afridi and Isuru Udana took two wickets each. Skipper Shahzad took the responsibility of chase and scored 78 not out in 43 balls. They will hope to continue giving such good performances ahead in the tournament.
KDH VS PTK, 18th Match, Afghanistan Premier League 2018.
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.
October 17, 09:30 PM IST.
Average first innings score: 149
Average second innings score: 131
Asghar Afghan (c), Amir Hamza, Taskin Ahmed, Brendon McCullum, Waheedullah Shafaq, Ashish Bagai (wk), Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Karim Sadiq, Tymal Mills, Najibullah Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed, Nasir Jamal, Karim Janat, Waqarullah Ishaq, Waqar Salamkheil, Munir Ahmad (wk), Riki Wessels (wk).
Shahid Afridi, Calum MacLeod, Isuru Udana, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Shahzad (c & wk), Sikandar Raza, Yamin Ahmadzai, Cameron Delport, Ihsanullah Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Zia-ur-Rehman, Fazal Rahman, Tahir Khan, Yousuf Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Azmatullah Omarzai
Lack of depth in squad is hurting them as their batsmen are out of form but they do not have adequate replacements. Kevin O Brien can replace Paul Stirling in the playing XI.
Karim Sadiq can also be replaced by Amir Hamza. Asghar Afghan, Riki Wessels, B Mccullum and Najibullah Zadran will be the key batsmen. Karim Janat will play the role of allrounder.
Waqar Salamkheil will lead the spin department of team while Sayed Shirzad, M Naveed and Karim Janat will be the key pacers.
M Shahzad, Cameron Delport, R Gurbaz, and S Raza are the key batsman. Shahid Afridi will play the role of finisher for team.
Sharafuddin Ashraf will lead the spin attack along with Shahid Afridi and S Raza. Isuru Udana and Ziaw Rahman Sharifi will be the key pacers for team.
They are likely to go with unchanged XI.
Asghar Afghan (c), Paul Stirling/Kevin O Brien, Brendon McCullum, Nasir Jamal, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Riki Wessels (wk), Karim Sadiq/Amir Hamza, Waqar Salamkheil, M Naveed, Sayed Shirzad
Mohammad Shahzad (c), Ihsanullah Janat, Cameron Delport, C Macleod, Samiullah Shenwari, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shahid Afridi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Isuru Udana, Ziaw Rahman Sharifi, Yousuf Zazai.
Ziaw Rahman Sharifi
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