AFG vs NED LIVE: Afghanistan cricket team will lock horns with the Netherlands cricket team in the first of the three-match ODI series. The first ODI will kick off at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha on January 21, Friday (12:30 PM IST).
AFG vs NED LIVE: Preview
Afghans have showcased their mettle in the Twenty20 World Cup in the Gulf nation. They not only picked up easy wins against Namibia and Scotland but also ruffled the Pakistan cricket team’s feathers in the Super 12 stage.
It is nice to see Afghanistan cricket players making a great leap in terms of their overall performance. In fact, some of the talented players in the team already represent various T20 franchises all across the globe.
The players gained a great deal of exposure and also learnt the tricks and tactics of how to tackle the opposition. Since they have a lot of experience in their resume, they will start the first ODI as favourites.
On the other side of the coin, things are not going well for the Netherlands at the moment. In fact, they have managed to win just one of their last four games in the international circuit.
It seems that they have a lot of catching up to do to raise their levels. For sure, they must have sorted out their woes now and will look to come up with a decisive approach to compete with the Afghans.
The team who wins the toss should look to bowl first since the wicket gets much easier to bat on in the second innings. Afghanistan have all the bases covered and hence winning the first game would be an easy task.
The wicket in Doha will turn out to be an absolute paradise for the batters. At the same time, the spinners are expected to weave the magic as well. We can expect a cracker of a contest between the two teams.
As far as the weather forecast is concerned, there is absolutely zero per cent chance of rain in Doha. Hence, the fans can witness the match without any interruption. The weather forecast predicts a warm sunny day.
AFG vs NED LIVE: Predicted XI: Afghanistan vs Netherlands
R.Gurbaz (wk), Najibullah-Zadran, H.Shahidi, R.Shah, U.Ghani, G.Naib, A.Omarzai, S.Ashraf, Rashid-Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Q.Ahmad
S.Edwards (wk), C.Ackermann, B.de Leede, B.Gorlee, M.Nadeem-Ahmad, P.Seelaar, C.Floyd, F.Klassen, V.Kingma, B.Glover, A.Dutt
AFG vs NED LIVE: Full squads of both teams
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gulbadin Naib, Ikram Alikhail, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Qais Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Shahidullah Kamal, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Usman Ghani, Yamin Ahmadzai
Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Boris Gorlee, Clayton Floyd, Saqib Zulfiqar, Asad Zulfiqar, Bas de Leede, Vivian Kingma, Aryan Dutt, Phillipe Boissevain