Afghanistan to host Zimbabwe in Sharjah for two T20Is and five ODIs

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) have reached an agreement to play
two Twenty 20 Internationals and a five-match One Day International (ODI) series in the United
Arab Emirates (UAE) next year. All seven matches will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium,
which is Afghanistan’s home ground.
1 st T20I – 5 th February 2018
2 nd T20I – 6 th February 2018

1 st ODI – 9 th February 2018
2 nd ODI – 11 th February 2018
3 rd ODI – 13 th February 2018
4 th ODI – 16 th February 2018
5 th ODI – 19 th February 2018

The “two T20Is and five-match ODI series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium will give both sides a
valuable opportunity to face each other for competitive cricket ahead of the ICC World Cup
Qualifiers in March. Both sides have played closely fought series in the past and this will again
ensure that cricket fans witness some great cricket between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe”,
Afghanistan Cricket Board’s Chairman Shukrullah Atif Mashal  said in a statement.

Zimbabwe Cricket spokesperson Darlington Majonga said:  “We have in recent times enjoyed riveting
cricket series between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan and we believe the upcoming one-day international
and Twenty 20 international matches will be no different. For us, the Afghanistan tour will be very
important because, as a team that has not played a great deal of limited-overs cricket over the last
couple of years, the series will present a great opportunity for our side to try and gel together as a unit
before the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 which will be staged in Zimbabwe.”