Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI: Star Cricket live streaming info and highlights

July 18, 2014, By S Ranjita

Zimbabwe has won the toss and elected to field first in the first ODI against Afghanistan being played at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo on July 18, 2014.

The match start time is 7:00 GMT, 12:30 India time.

Afghanistan is touring Zimbabwe to play four ODI series. It will also play four tour matches against Zimbabwe A team.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODThe 2nd ODI will be played on July 20. The tour will conclude on July 30, 2014.

Follow the AFG vs Zim live scores here.

The form of the Zimbabwe players is still not known as they are playing a One Day International game after a gap of more than 10 months. They last played against India last year in which they were beaten 2-1.

The series will be broadcasted live on DSTV in Zimbabwe and 1TV in Afghanistan. Viewers in India can watch the series live on Star Cricket TV channel.

Ten Sports and Neo Sports will telecast the series live in Pakistan while ESPN will be beaming the matches live in Australia.

Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor is confident of winning, but is not taking the Afghans lightly, he said: “They have good balance.

“Upfront they have good strikers [of the ball]. They also have seam bowlers who have done well with the new ball upfront. And also, every subcontinent country has good quality spinners. We have to respect them in all three departments.”

For Afghanistan, this will be the first ever bilateral ODI series they will play against a Test-playing nation.

The squads for the 1st ODI are as below:

Afghanistan: Noor Ali Zadran, Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai, Hashmatullah Shaidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah, Mirwais Ashraf, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Shapoor Zadran and Dawlat Zadran.

Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Malcom Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Tendai Chatara and Tinashe Panyangara.

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