Band-e-Amir Dragons will take on Mis Ainak Knights in Qualifier 1 of the Shpageeza Cricket League 2019 at the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground. The match will start at 10:00 AM (IST). Knights will be led by Mohammad Nabi while Dragons are being led by Rashid Khan.
Knights, who finished the group stage as the table-toppers, will look to continue their winning run. They won 4 out of the 5 games they played in the group stage. Meanwhile, Dragons have made a stunning comeback after losing the first two games. They have won their last three games in a row to book a place in the playoffs. A 109-run win for them in the previous encounter will give them a lot of confidence.
Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmatullah Sahak, Fazal Niazai, Tariq Stanikzai, Sharafudin Ashraf, Naveen ul Haq, Yamin Ahmadzai, Noor Ahmad, Farhan Zakhil, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Abidullah Taniwal, Zahidullah, Zia ul Haq Eisakhil, Rahmanullah Zadran, Najib Stanikzai, Zohaib Zamankhil.
Rashid Khan (c), Afsar Zazai (wk), Javed Ahmadi, Imran Janat, Shawkat Zaman, Nasir Jamal, Hayatullah, Batin Shah Abdurahimzai, Mujeeb Zadran, Fitratullah Khawri, Farid Malik, Naveed Obaid, Rifatullah, Zamir Khan, Usman Adil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Zahir Zergai, Nijat Masood, Qasim Oryakhil.
Wicket-keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen: Noor Ali Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Nasir Jamal, Shawkat Zaman
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Javed Ahmadi
Bowlers: Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen ul Haq, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran
Both the teams would like to go into the final directly by winning the Qualifier 1. They have the firepower needed for big matches and it would be interesting to see who comes out on top.