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
|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|
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
The hosts would likely stick with the winning combination in their bid to complete a whitewash.
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.
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
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Hider, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam
Shakib Al Hasan
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.