BAN vs AFGH Dream11 Predictions
Asia Cup, 2018
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Super Four, Match 03 Preview
The third game of the Super Four stage will see Bangladesh take on Afghanistan in what is expected to be a riveting encounter.
Afghanistan swatted aside Bangladesh by 136 runs in the last meeting against the Asian Tigers and will go into this all-important encounter as favourites.
Venue:- Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match Timing:- Sunday, September 23, 2018, 05:00 PM IST
Rashid Khan was at the heart of Afghanistan’s sensational win. Struggling at 7-160, they looked well in trouble when Rashid Khan joined Gulbadin Naib at the crease. The 20-year-old celebrated his birthday with a swashbuckling 32-ball-57 to take his side to a competitive 7-255 after 50 overs.
Rashid wasn’t done yet as he proceeded to stranglehold the Bangladeshi batting line-up and returned with barely believable figures of 2-13 in nine overs and topped it up with a fantastic run-out of Abu Hider.
Bangladesh’s fickle batting line-up was on display yet again in the absence of Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim. While Tamim is already out of the tournament, the addition of Rahim, who has been in fine form, will certainly bolster their batting might. But, he’ll hope senior batsman in Shakib and Mahmudullah step-up against the spin-trio of Mujeeb, Rashid and Nabi if they are to challenge the Afghans.
Read on for BAN vs AFGH Team News and BAN vs AFGH Playing 11
BAN vs AFGH Team News
- Bangaldesh may make a few changes to their squad after suffering back-to-back defeats.
- Imrul Kayes and Somya Sarkar mat come in place of Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Litton Das while Rubel Hossain might make way for Abu Hider Rony, who had a great outing against Afghanistan.
BAN vs AFGH Squad:-
Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Abu Hider Rony, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Asghar Afghan(c), Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shenwari, Sayed Shirzad, Javed Ahmadi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Munir Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi
BAN vs AFGH Playing 11:-
Here’s how both teams might line-up for BAN vs AFGH:-
Wicket-keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim
Batsmen – Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Hossain/Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das/Imrul Kayes
All-rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan
Bowlers – Rubel Hossain/Abu Hider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mosaddek Hossain
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen: Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai, Hashmatullah Shahidi
All-rounder: Mohammad Nabi, N Zadran, Gulabdin Naib
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb ur Rahman
BAN vs AFGH Key Players
- Mushfiqur Rahim scored a whirlwind 144 against Sri Lanka and will slot in back to the side for this all-important encounter. He will spearhead the batting along with the likes of Mahmudullah and Mithun.
- Shakib Al Hasan nipped out four Afghanistan wickets in the last game. He will crucial in the middle-overs along with Mortaza and Mustafizure Rahman who missed out on the last game against Afghanistan.
- Mohammad Shahzad (37) and Hasmatullah Shahidi (58) were the lone performers for Afghanistan in the batting line-up. They will once again be the spearhead along with Rahmat Shah, who scored 72 against Sri Lanka.
- While Rashid Khan (57 & 2-13) will be the X-Factor, the bowling unit will be spearheaded by the likes of Mujeeb (2-22), Aftab Alam (1-11) and Gulbadin Naib (2-30)
BAN vs AFGH Dream11 Team:-