Afghanistan have won both matches in the ICC World T20 2016 so far © Getty Images (File Photo)
Afghanistan have won both matches in the ICC World T20 2016 so far © Getty Images (File Photo)

Afghanistan take on Zimbabwe in ICC World T20 2016 Group B, Match 9 at Nagpur. Afghanistan will look to continue their good run in their good run against Zimbabwe as they have already beaten them in the two T20 International (T20I) series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier this year. Mohammad Shahzad has been in top notch form and he will be looking to improve on his form in this match as well. Afghanistan, having won all four matches against Zimbabwe, will be looking to extend their run. Zimbabwe, under the leadership of Hamilton Masakadza will look to ensure that they beat the associate nation this time around. Full Cricket Scorecard: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, ICC World T20 2016, Match 9 at Nagpur

The winner of this match will qualify to the Super 10s stage, where they will be a part of group A, which will have teams like England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Either Zimbabwe or Afghanistan have the capacity to cause upsets on their day and will look forward to doing so when they make it to the Super 10 stage.

This will be a crucial match for both sides as they will not want to miss out on a chance to play the big guns of the tournament after winning both matches in the tournament so far. The coaches from both sides have done a commendable job with their teams so far.

Squads:

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Karim Sadiq, Shapoor Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Hamid Hassan.

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza (c), Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Wellington Masakadza, Peter Moor, Tawanda Mupariwa, Richmon Mutumbami (wk), Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.