Zimbabwe Chevrons Afghanistan Tour 2021

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The Zimbabwe National Cricket Team toured the United Arab Emirates in March 2021 to play two Test and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches against Afghanistan. It was the first time the two teams had played a Test match against each other.

Originally the series was scheduled to be played in Oman. In January 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave accreditation for the Ministry Turf 1 at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Muscat to host Test cricket. However, in February 2021, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) confirmed that the series would take place in the UAE. The series was initially put into doubt due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however in late January 2021, Zimbabwe's Sports and Recreation Commission gave its approval for the tour to take place. On 12 February 2021, the ACB announced the tour schedule.

2 Tests

  • 2-6 and 10-14 March 2021

3 T20Is

  • 17, 19 and 20 March 2021

Ahmed Shah Pakteen was named as the on-field umpire for both Tests, becoming the first Afghan umpire to officiate in Test cricket.

Squads

Afghanistan

  • Asghar Afghan (c)
  • Munir Ahmad
  • Javed Ahmadi
  • Yamin Ahmadzai
  • Fazal Haque
  • Amir Hamza
  • Nasir Jamal
  • Rashid Khan
  • Abdul Malik
  • Wafadar Momand
  • Mohammad Saleem
  • Bahir Shah
  • Rahmat Shah
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • Shahidullah
  • Sayed Shirzad
  • Zia-ur-Rehman
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Afsar Zazai

Zimbabwe

1st Test

Day One TOSS: Asghar Afghan has won the toss, and @ACBofficials will bat first. Zimbabwe's playing XI:

  • Prince Masvaure
  • Kevin Kasuza
  • Wesley Madhevere
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Ryan Burl
  • Tarisai Musakanda
  • Regis Chakabva (wkt)
  • Blessing Muzarabani
  • Victor Nyauchi
  • Donald Tiripano