Afghanistan are 2-1 ahead in the series vs Zimbabwe    AFP
Afghanistan are 2-1 ahead in the series vs Zimbabwe AFP

This is the fourth One-Day International (ODI) of the ongoing series between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. The match will be played at the Harare Sport Club. Afghanistan are ahead in the series by 2-1. Zimbabwe s only victory was more of a Afghanistan batting collapse in the third ODI, as Zimbabwe batting had failed terribly, amassing only 129 runs at the end of their innings. While Afghanistan will look to win the series with yet another victory, Zimbabwe will look to win their second on trot, keeping the series alive. Before the match, here are the key battles that can be expected from the match. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan, 4th ODI

Mohammad Shahzad vs Tendai Chatara: Mohammad Shahzad can be called the nucleus of top-order batting for Afghanistan. A typical hard-hitter, Shahzad s early hammering has earned Afghanistan victory in many of their matches and he will aim for a similar knock in the fourth ODI. However, he will have to face and experienced and disciplined Tendai Chatara for a long time. Playing at home conditions, it will be easy for Chatara to understand how the pitch works and if he manages to confuse Shahzad, the wicket will be a big blow for Afghanistan.

Tarisai Musakanda vs Fareed Ahmad: In 2014, Fareed had impressed all during an Under-19 match, picking up 7 wickets in 6 overs giving away just 21 runs against Pakistan. He disappointed on debut later that year, failing to take any wickets. Now, he is back in the senior team and started his journey off on a positive note. Replacing experienced Dawlat Zadran, Fareed bagged 2 crucial wickets in the previous match. Musakanda made his debut during the Zimbabwe Tri-nation series match against Sri Lanka, scoring 36 runs. His career best score came in the third ODI, with the 60 he scored. For Fareed, Musakanda will be a big wicket in the next match. Which 22-year-old will be more impactful for his side?

Mohammad Nabi vs Sean Williams: It is a battle between two match-winning all-rounders. Nabi is one of the most successful all-rounders of limited-overs cricket currently and has won Afghanistan many matches with his spell as well as destructive batting. Williams is known for his composure and ability to play on even amidst landslide of wickets at the other end. Williams was also the best bowler for Zimbabwe in the previous match.

Malcolm Waller vs Najibullah Zadran: People often tend to forget the contributions of the lower middle-order batting. They add quick runs, play brief knocks but at times, those knocks become the difference between victory and loss. Both Waller and Najibullah play in the lower middle-order and have the same role to play in their teams. The eyes will also be on them when the two teams clash.