Kabul Eagles Preview & Form
If there’s a team at this tournament that’s been looking better with every passing match, it’s Kabul. Their first match was something of a disaster, their second a good victory, and their third a one-sided romp. Now they stand in 3rd place, but with only 3 games played - which means they can march right past Band-e-Amir Dragons should they win their next two matches. Their last victory, although coming against the out-of-form Amo Sharks, was a resounding success. Some incredible hitting catapulted the team to a massive 223, and try as they might, the Sharks could only manage 162 at the end of their inning. The only complaint a Kabul fan can have about the match is Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s runout at 99.
Band-e-Amir Dragons Preview & Form
With their latest victory - attained as easy as they come - the Dragons have raised the bar quite some way. Leading the pack with 6 points, they will be above and beyond every other team in the league if they win against Kabul. Given their form, they would certainly be considered the favourites. In their last match, their bowlers showed sheer excellence to limit Speen Ghar Tigers to a basic 139/5 after 20 overs. Although only 5 batsmen were dismissed, the Tigers simply couldn’t score much against such bowling and fielding. When it was their turn to bat, they made a solid, gradual start - losing no wickets until 83. After they did lose a wicket, Asghar Afghan came in with a pinch-hitting masterclass to rampage his team’s way to victory with 3.5 overs remaining.
KABUL vs BEAD Match Prediction
The team from the capital will be keen on taking the top spot in the league for the first time since 2016. Expect Samiullah Shinwari and Rahmatullah Gurbaz to show their class with the bat, while Nangeyalia Kharote and Zia-ur-Rehman show their talent with the ball.
BEAD will draw confidence from having beaten Kabul in 3 out of their last four meetings. Expect Sharafuddin Ashraf and Waqar Salamkheil to take wickets, while Usman Ghani and Asghar Afghan continue their batting domination.
Who will win the 12th match?Match Prediction: Band-e-Amir Dragons Win (1.72 @ 1XBET)
Other Betting Tips:
Toss - Win for BEAD
KABUL top batsman - S Shinwari
BEAD top batsman – U Ghani
Players with most boundaries - S Shinwari (KABUL), U Ghani (BEAD)
Players to score a fifty – R Gurbaz/S Shinwari (KABUL), U Ghani/A Afghan (BEAD)
Players to take most wickets - Zia-ur-Rehman (KABUL), W Salamkheil (BEAD)
Most fours - BEAD
Most sixes - KABUL
Can the Eagles soar to the top? Or will the Dragons’ heat melt their wings? Find out on Saturday!