Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi fireworks cap Afghanistan victory

Zimbabwe chose to bowl v Aghanistan

Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza decided to field after winning the toss against Afghanistan in the second match of the tri-series. Masakadza said that they wanted to win this game to ensure that their last two games don’t become dead rubbers.

Afghanistan are currently on a hot streak in T20 cricket, having been undefeated for ten games since the start of last year. They have also won all seven of their previous games against Zimbabwe. For this game, they have handed a debut to wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Zimbabwe meanwhile have dropped Timycen Maruma and Tony Munyonga and brought in Regis Chakabva and 23-year old left-arm spinner Ainsley Ndlovu who is making his T20 international debut.

Zimbabwe: 1 Brendan Taylor (wk), 2 Hamilton Masakadza (capt), 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Sean Williams, 5 Regis Chakabva, 6 Ryan Burl, 7 Tinotenda Mutombodzi, 8 Neville Madziva, 9 Kyle Jarvis, 10 Ainsley Ndlovu, 11 Tendai Chatara

Afghanistan: 1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Karim Janat, 3 Najeeb Tarakai, 4 Asghar Afghan, 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Najibullah Zadran, 7 Gulbadin Naib, 8 Rahmanullah Gurbanz (wk), 9 Rashid Khan (capt), 10 Fareed Ahmed, 11 Mujeeb Ur Rahman