Match Preview – Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates 2020/21, 1st T20I

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Sean Williams’ side will also want to prove a point, given they won’t feature in this year’s T20 World Cup

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After a hard-fought Test series where the honours were shared, the focus in Abu Dhabi shifts to the three T20Is that Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will play within the span of four days.

Apart from the shared aim of winning the series, the two teams’ respective goals with the bigger picture in mind will be quite different. Afghanistan will look to firm up their strongest team looking ahead to the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup scheduled in India later this year. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, will not be participating in the World Cup, having not taken part in the qualifier event since their board was suspended at that time. They will look to show what the marquee event will miss in their absence.

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