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Who Will Win Bulkh Legends vs Kabul Zwanan Match- Betting Tips
Bulkh Legends vs Kabul Zwanan Betting Tips
Bulkh Legends vs Kabul Zwanan match prediction is shared with you. We think it’s fair to say that the two best sides of APL, Bulkh Legends vs Kabul Zwanan have made it to the inaugural final. The Balkh Legends were dominant in the league stage and then crushed the Nangarhar Leopards in their semi-final.
Kabul Zwanan had a much more difficult time against the Paktia Panthers, but they had a brilliant game in the semi-final to reach the finals. Can the Balkh Legends be stopped or are they just too good to lose? Can Kabul Zwanan continue to perform at its best?
The Balkh Legends went back to their best side in the semi-final. After scoring 235 in the semi-final, the Balkh Legends underscored the power in its batting lineup.
Chris Gayle scored 54 in the last match and left no doubt as to the kind of form he is in right now. Darwish Rasooli, though, has been the real find of this tournament.
He scored 78 off just 45 balls and now has 209 runs in the tournament off just six innings. The strike rate of 154 should really raise hopes about the future of Afghanistan batting.
Apart from Chris Gayle, the team played Colin Munro, Ravi Bopara, and Ryan Ten Doeschateas their other overseas players. Ten Doeschate has been the best batsman this year for the Balkh Legends and he could find himself being promoted up the order in the final.
It was encouraging to see Mohammad Nabi playing another one of his brilliant cameos. Nabi has been hitting sixes in the tournament and has smashed 15 of them already. That number is second to only Gayle’s 23 sixes in the tournament.
There is clearly plenty of batting in the Balkh Legends side and it will take a collapse to stop them from scoring heavily.
As far as the bowling goes, the Balkh Legends went with the all-Afghan outfit of Qais Ahmad, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Mirwais Ashraf, and Ikram Ali Khil. There are some very talented and experienced bowlers in this lineup who are well supported by all-rounders like Nabi and Bopara. All in all, there is nothing to change in this Balkh Legends side going forward.
Rashid Khan put in a brilliant all-around performance to lead his side to victory. Kabul Zwanan batted first against the Paktia Panthers. Luke Ronchi and Wayne Parnell departed early while Hazratullah Zazai and Colin Ingram could not kick on after getting a decent start either.
Laurie Evans started another recovery for the side before he fell and then it was down to Rashid Khan who scored 35 runs from just 19 balls including three sixes in the last over of the inning.
That boost, in the end, meant that Kabul Zwanan had reached a total of 192. As things turned out, maybe even a score which was 30 runs lesser would have been enough.
We always knew that Kabul had a good batting side but it has been their bowling which has let them down. In this match, though, everyone managed to pack off the Paktia Panthers for just 100 odd runs. Rashid Khan picked 4 wickets for just 20 runs in his 3.5 overs but perhaps it was Parnell’s wicket of Mohammad Shahzad early in the inning that was more effective.
Kabul Zwanan now has the tough time playing against the Balkh Legends in the final. Kabul has the players to win matches. Players like Luke Ronchi, Hazratullah Zazai, Colin Ingram, and Rashid Khan are all match winners for sure.
If Wayne Parnell and the other bowlers play well then the batting side can go toe to toe with the Balkh Legends.
Parnell himself is prone to give away plenty of runs while Fareed Ahmed, Javed Ahmadi, Muslim Musa, and Shahidullah are not going to put fear into any of the Balkh Legends batsmen.
Kabul needs one of its batsmen and its entire bowling attack to have a brilliant night to win this match.
Bulkh Legends vs Kabul Zwanan Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The weather is going to be hot and dry for the final of the APL. Batting first seems to be the way to go because the pitch continues to gets slower as the game progresses.
Six hitting has been pretty easy but we think that a total of 180 should be considered a very good one.
The Balkh Legends are the obvious favorites in this match. They have the better batting unit and bowling side. For Kabul Zwanan to win, some effort is needed. All in all, the chances of a better team performance from the Balkh Legends to win the inaugural APL title seem quite high.
Back the Bulkh Legends to win
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