Asia Cup, 2018
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Group B, Match 03
As the caravan of the Asia Cup rolls on, Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan in what would essentially be a dead rubber on Thursday.
Venue:- Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match Timing:- Thursday, September 20, 2018, 05:00 PM IST
Both Bangladesh and Afghanistan rolled over Sri Lanka by 137 and 91 runs respectively to knock the five-time champions out of the tournament to qualify for the Super Four.
Bangladesh recovered brilliantly after they were reduced to 2-1 against Sri Lanka thanks to pristine innings of 144 by Mushfiqur Rahim who first with Mithun (63) stitched a valuable 133-run stand before anchoring the innings right through to take his side to an eventual match-winning target of 261.
They’ll miss Tamim Iqbal though; the left-hander was ruled out of the tournament after being hit on his left wrist by Suramga Lakmal. But the Asian Tigers have been in imperious form in the 50-over format, winning six of the nine ODIs this year.
But, they’ll be wary of Afghanistan, who come into this game after crushing Sri Lanka bt 91 runs in their opening fixture. Rahmat Shah was the spearhead with the bat for the Afghans as he compiled a 90-ball-72 and along with handy knocks from Ihsanullah Janat (45) and Shahidi (37) steered his side to a competitive 249. At one stage, Afghanistan looked well on course to reach 275 but their lower-middle order collapsed in a scintillating manner losing them last six wickets for 46 runs. With the bowl, Rashid Khan (2-26), Mujeeb (2-32) and Nabi (2-30) built a stranglehold around the Sr Lankan batsmen to script a memorable win.
Read on for AFGH vs BAN Team News and AFGH vs BAN Playing 11
AFGH vs BAN Team News:-
AFGH vs BAN Squad:-
Asghar Afghan(c), Mohammad Shahzad, Munir Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Ihsanullah Janat, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shenwari
Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain
AFGH vs BAN Playing 11:-
Here’s how both teams might line-up for AFGH vs BAN:-
Wicket-keeper – Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen – Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat, Hashmatullah Shahidi
All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib
Bowlers – Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Wicket-keeper – Liton Das
Batsmen – Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim/Mominul Haque/ArifulHaque
All-rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan
Bowlers – Rubel Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza
AFGH vs BAN Key Players
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Team:-