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Spinners key as Afghanistan take on Zimbabwe in 1st T20

Spinners key as Afghanistan take on Zimbabwe in 1st T20

Feb 04, 2018 - 20:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon’s cricket team captain Asghar Stanikzai pledged to play quality cricket in limited over series against Zembabwe in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The captains of Afghanistan and Zimbabwe National teams held a press conference today in Sharjah where Afghanistan’s Head coach, Phil Simmons also present.

Addressing the press, Afghanistan’s skipper Asghar Stanikzai said: “We are well prepared for this series. We have quality spinners in our side which will be helpful considering that the wicket at Sharjah is well suited for the spinners” He added that the inclusion of Mohammad Shahzad has further strengthened the batting line-up.

When asked about their chances against Afghanistan in this series, Zimbabwean captain Graeme Cremer said:” Afghanistan are always a tough team to beat. They have a Solid batting line up and some great spinners in their side.”

Afghanistan’s head coach, Phil Simmons also expressed confidence in the team. Answering a question on how he rates the current team, He replied:” The team is good. Coming from Kabul’s cold weather, it was hard to start with. But over the last two weeks, they have worked really hard so we are getting to where we want to be.”

After the press conference, both the captains unveiled the series trophy.

Two 20 overs games and five One Day Internationals (ODIs) will be played between the two team.


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