So tomorrow is the fourth ODI of 5match ODI series between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. The match is going to be played at Harare sports club were the pitch till now have supported the bowlers, and it will not be any different tomorrow. Afganistan was leading the series 2-0 and was cruising towards the series win until Zimbabwe bowler Mpofu turn the tables upside down on the visitors.Visitors just needed 23 runs to win with six wickets remaining, pressure but they crumbled unpressured as a result host won by 3 runs.
So with series still alive, Zimbabwe would like to square up the series to make the final match of the series a decider match.The host will be full of confidence from their previous match win. On other side, visitors would still be under the trauma of their tragic loss but their captain Ashgar Stanikzai have to motivate them so that they can seal the series in the 4th ODI itself.
This series till now has generally been dominated by the ball, no batsman from either side has crossed even 100 runs cumulatively. With 94 runs thus far, Rahmat Shah is the highest scorer across teams, while Craig Ervine leads the run-making chart for the home side with 72, also from three hits. The surface at the Harare Sports Club hasn’t encouraged big scores, with pace and spin alike holding sway. Tendai Chatara has led the quicker bowlers’ charge with eight wickets to date, while Rashid Khan from Aghanistan have picked 7 wickets till now and has been very economical.
Zimbabwe Squad: Graeme Cremer (capt), Peter Moor (wk), Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Wellington Masakadza, Donaldo Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Christopher Mpofu, Nathan Waller, Craig Ervine, Solomon Mire, Carl Mumbai, Richard Ngarava.
Afghanistan Squad: Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shaheedi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najeebullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Kareem Janat, Dawlat Zadran, Farid Ahmad, Aftab Alam.
Zimbabwe: Peter Moor (wk), Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Graeme Cremer (c), Tendai Chatara, Donald Tiripano, Chris Mpofu
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai (c), Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Fareed Ahmed