Bangladesh Tri-Series: BAN vs AFG - Hosts look to edge ahead 
Bangladesh Tri-Series: BAN vs AFG - Hosts look to edge ahead 

Match Details:

Series: Bangladesh T20I Tri-Series 2019

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Date: September 21st, 2019

Time: 04:30 p.m. IST

Preview

A return to the site of their Test defeat coincides with Bangladesh aiming to get a psychological edge in the tri-series ahead of the finals against the same opponents. Afghanistan are unbeaten in this series so far while Bangladesh have lost one but still stand a chance at home venue. The key would be on how Bangladesh's batsmen play Afghanistan's spin barrage. 

Weather Conditions: High humidity and light showers are expected on Saturday. There might be a few interruptions. 

Pitch Conditions: The pitch as witnessed in the last match is on the slower side and batting could get tougher in the second innings unless rain intervenes and quickens up the surface. 

Probable Playing XIs 

Bangladesh

Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Afghanistan

Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan(c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazal Niazai, Dawlat Zadran

Top picks: 

Wicket-keeper:  Mushfiqur Rahim (10.5 credits)

Rahim is the anchor in this Bangladesh line-up and a must have in your fantasy team. The middle-order batsman can up the ante and also keep the scoreboard ticking. A terrific limited-overs cricketer, this one could see him being tried

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