Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Bangladesh will be up against Afghanistan for the third match of the Asia Cup 2022 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh was the finalist of the 2018 Asia Cup losing out to India in the final match. Though the side has not won the Asia Cup so far, Bangladesh was three times the runner-up at the event in 2012, 2016, and 2018 with the skipper Shakib Al Hasan playing a key role in those matches. On the other hand, Afghanistan opened their account in Asia Cup with a win in the first match against Sri Lanka.
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, T20 3 of 13
Date: 30th August 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Pitch Condition: The third match of the Asia Cup will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The pitch here provides assistance to batters because of its smaller playing area and flatter pitch. The average first innings score will be 150 here on this rough pitch. The team who wins the toss may choose to bat first.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – The Squad
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taskin Ahmed.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Performance in the Past Matches
Bangladesh is set to lock horns against Afghanistan in the third match of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. The Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan has already won the first match against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, this is Bangladesh’s first match in the tournament. Also, Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh has been a horrible run of form in T20Is in 2022. They have lost the T20 series against Pakistan, West Indies, and Zimbabwe. But they were the finalists of the 2018 Asia Cup against India.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Face to Face
Afghanistan and Bangladesh have faced each other in 3 matches in the Asia Cup tournaments. Out of the 3 games, Afghanistan has won 2 whereas Bangladesh has come out victorious on 1 occasion. Also, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have faced each other in 8 T20 matches. Out of these 8 games, Bangladesh has won 3 whereas Afghanistan has won the rest of the 5 matches.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mustafizur Rahim.
Batsmen: Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Mahmadullah.
All-Rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi.
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan.
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan.
Vice-Captain: Mohammad Nabi.
Wicket-Keepers: Mustafizur Rahim, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Batsmen: Najibullah Zadran, Mahmadullah, Afif Hossain, Hazratullah Zazai.
All-Rounders: Shakib Al Hasan,Mohammad Nabi.
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman,Fazalhaq Farooqi,Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Captain: Najibullah Zadran.
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