Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will start their three-match T20I series from Wednesday, March 17 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The Afghanistan cricket team’s last T20I action came in March a year ago, where they secured a 2-1 win over Ireland before the pandemic brought sport to a halt.

Afghanistan cricket captain Asghar Afghan believes the upcoming three-game affair will aid their preparations for the Asia Cup and the ICC T20 World Cup, to be played later this year. Watch the Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series live in India.

"It will give us a good idea," Asghar Afghan said. "We have good experience already in T20 format but the more we play, the better we adapt ourselves."

Afghanistan recently announced their 15-man squad for the T20I series, with five players including Mujeeb Ur Rahman still in contention for selection once their ongoing visa complications are resolved.

For the Zimbabwe cricket team, Milton Shumba, Faraz Akram and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe will join the squad that played in the Test series. Brendan Taylor and Craig Irvine will sit out of the T20I series as well as they still haven’t recovered from their illness.

As far as the Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe head-to-head T20I record is concerned, Afghanistan have won eight times in nine matches with Zimbabwe winning the latest meeting by seven wickets at Chattogram in 2019.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I schedule, fixtures, and live India match times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Date and Day Match Time (IST) Venue
Wednesday, March 17 Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I 3:30 PM IST Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Friday, March 19 Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I 3:30 PM IST Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Saturday, March 20 Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I 3:30 PM IST Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I squads

Afghanistan T20I squad: Asghar Afghan (captain), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket-keeper), Afsar Zazai (wicket-keeper), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najib Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Amir Hamza Hotak, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Naveen ul Haq & Farid Malik

Zimbabwe T20I squad: Sean Williams (captain), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wicketkeeper), Faraz Akram, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Kevin Kasuza, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Brandon Mavuta, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami (wicket-keeper), Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano

Where to watch Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series live in India?

Live streaming of Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series will be available on the FanCode app.

The series will not be telecast on any TV channel in India.

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Feature image courtesy: AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN