Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Fantasy Cricket Preview

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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Match Preview

With two comprehensive victories under their belt, a buoyant Afghanistan would be looking to stamp their authority with a clean sweep against Bangladesh in the two sides’ first-ever bilateral series with a win in the third and final T20I game on Thursday (June 7), in Dehradun.

 

When: June 07,  03:30 PM IST

 

Venue:  Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

 

Venue Stats ODI

Total matches 2
Matches won batting first 1
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 150
Average 2nd Inns scores 128
Highest total recorded 167/8 (20 Ov) by Afg vs Ban
Lowest total recorded 122/10 (19 Ov) by Ban vs Afg
Highest score chased 135/4 (18.5 Ov) by Afg vs Ban
Lowest score defended 167/8 (20 Ov) by Afg vs Ban

 

Pitch Condition

Spin is likely to remain hugely influential – so far, Afghanistan have bettered Bangladesh both at bowling it and batting against it. Late showers are forecast for Thursday evening.

 

Form guide (last five matches, most recent first)

Afghanistan: W W W W L

Bangladesh: L  L L W L

 

Team News

Afghanistan

The hosts would likely stick with the winning combination in their bid to complete a whitewash.

 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s management could try Ariful Haque and see if he can improve their so far woeful late-overs batting. Another option is Mehdy Hasan Miraz, given the spin-friendly conditions in Dehradun, with the medium-pace of Abul Hasan and Abu Jayed looking ineffective.

 

SQUAD

Afghanistan : Asghar Stanikzai(c), Mohammad Shahzad, Najeeb Tarakai, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Darwish Rasooli, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hazratullah Zazai

 

Bangladesh : Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed, Abul Hasan

 

PROBABLE11

Afghanistan

Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran

 

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Hider, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam

 

KEY PLAYERS

Mohammad Shahzad

Mohammad Nabi

Rashid Khan

Shakib Al Hasan

Tamim Iqbal

Mahmudullah

 

Player to watch  

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

Stats that matter.

  • Liton Das took first strike in Tuesday’s game, which meant Tamim Iqbal didn’t face the first ball of the innings for the first time in his 68-match T20I career.
  • Samiullah Shenwari has struck six sixes in the T20 series so far, the most he has hit in any T20I series or tournament.

 

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