BAN vs AFG Match overview
Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan is the Asia Cup matchup that gets little attention. It follows closely after the weekend match between India and Pakistan, so if not already, then unquestionably.
For this one, too, there are undeniable favorites as well as underdogs. The recent T20I results for Bangladesh have significantly declined. After dropping a T20I series earlier this month in Ireland, Afghanistan played well against Sri Lanka in their opening Asia Cup game. In terms of the number of balls left, it was also their second-largest victory.
After Mohammad Nabi put Sri Lanka in to bat, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq utilized the new ball to its fullest potential. In the second over alone, they were down to 5 for 3. Before Sri Lanka again fell apart, Afghanistan only allowed a brief show of resistance. The task was then finished by Afghanistan’s destructive opening duo, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Hazratullah Zazai. Between them, they hit 13 boundaries, including four sixes in Gurbaz’s 18-ball 40. Despite losing a few wickets, Afghanistan showed off its offensive prowess. They are also more comfortable with the surroundings because they have participated in many short-format matches in the UAE.
Both an attacking flair and an aggressive attitude are lacking in Bangladesh’s T20I match.
After losing both of their white-ball series in Zimbabwe earlier this month, they enter the Asia Cup in bad shape. They lost both T20I matches 2-1 after giving up strong positions.
However, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim were absent from Bangladesh while they were in Zimbabwe; therefore, their return, along with that of Mohammad Saifuddin, could help them.
BAN & AFG Recent Form
Last five completed matches; the most recent first
|Afghanistan||W L W W L|
|Bangladesh||L W L L L|
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BAN vs AFG TOP Picks
Mahmudullah is a right-handed batsman from Bangladesh who also bowls right-arm off-break. In 119 T20I matches so far, he has scored 2069 runs and claimed 34 wickets. He will be a crucial option to take into account for this game.
Bangladeshi left-handed batsman Shakib Al Hasan is also a left-arm orthodox spinner. In his 99 T20I games so far, he has scored 2010 runs and taken 121 wickets. He has the capacity to contribute both offensively and defensively.
Afghanistan native Mohammad Nabi is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. He can be useful again here after grabbing two wickets in the previous game.
Afghan left-arm medium pacer and right-handed batsman FazalHaq Farooqi. He picked up 3 wickets in his last game and will be looking to continue his form.
BAN vs AFG Squad updates
With few injuries, Afghanistan has little reason to alter its starting lineup.
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, and other Afghanistan players (probable). Mohammad Nabi (capt), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Fazalhaq Farooqi
Compared to when they traveled to Zimbabwe with a smaller squad, Bangladesh now has a few more options. They should all be selected because Shakib, Mushfiqur, and Saifuddin will balance out their lineup.
Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Afif Hossain, and Mushfiqur Rahim are the probable Bangladeshi starters (wk), Mahmudullah Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan,
BAN vs AFG Pitch Report
Sharjah has a surprisingly low batting average (143) for sides batting first in T20Is over the past 12 months, despite its small size. Despite the start time of 6 p.m. (local time), the weather will be quite warm.
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