AFGH vs BAN Dream11 : First round of matches draws to a culmination today as Afghanistan and Bangladesh clash heads for a spot in the pinnacles of the league standing
The period proceeding the World Cup has gotten off to a dream start for Afghanistan. Looking to completely overhaul their cricketing structure, the side opted for not only a change in leadership but roped in promising new players from the grassroots levels as well, a change in gameplan which has worked out exquisitely for the side till now across all formats of the game.
After beating Bangladesh comprehensively in the test match the two sides stepped out to the middle in, Afghanistan showed that they are an equally capable outfit in the shortest format of the game. The transition to white ball cricket was seamless was them as they defeated Zimbabwe by 28 runs yesterday, putting in a toothsome display with the ball to get their campaign in the T20 Tri-Series off to the perfect start.
Scoring 197 while batting first, Afghanistan ensured that they were in complete control across the entirety of the clash, not along Zimbabwe any leeway across the course of the clash. They stalled their opponents at 168, sealing a clinical performance with a befitting win, one they’ll be looking to emanate against Bangladesh as well.
In what could eventually turn up to be a league standings shaping clash, the top two sides clash heads in a match after either defeated Zimbabwe respectively in their series opener. While Afghanistan had it easy, Bangladesh were made to toil for their win, just about managing to scrape through to a win by 3 wickets as they chased down the 145 run target set infront of them with 2 balls to spare.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain will play a big factor in determining how this track plays out today with us in for exquisite batting conditions if there is no rainfall prior to or during the encounter. In what is overall a good pitch for strokeplay, rain will see the new ball deviate and frisk about, making batting a tricky task in the first part of the match.
In case rain decides to stay away, the side winning the toss will be looking to bat first while in the eventuality of rain, it will switch to chasing.
Probable Playing 11
Soumya, Liton, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (C), Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Fareed Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
AFGH vs BAN Match Prediction
The overhaul the cricket board decided to carry out with the Afghanistan cricket team has worked immense favours for the side who have started unlocking the true potential of their side. The immense pool of skill set was never in doubt in the side and with the players clicking in unison now, this looks a formidable setup, one capable of putting up a real challenge infront of any side in the arena.
What serves them fruitfully for this match is the depth they have in both their batting and bowling order, one which should see them emerge as the winners today.
Match: Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan
Date And Time: 15th September, Sunday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin
- Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat
Top 4 Batting Order
- Soumya, Liton, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan
- Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman
- Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan
Death Overs Bowlers
- Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman
- Karim Janat, Fareed Malik
Wicket-Keeper for AFGH vs BAN Dream11
With 43 runs in 24 balls, a boundary laden knock at the top of the order by him, Afghanistan’s wicket-keeper is our pick for this match. He provided the side the perfect platform at the top, laying down the foundation for their win to act as the talisman in helping the side pile on the runs on the scoreboard, seeing Rahmanullah Gurbaz become the first player to be selected by us.
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Batsmen
After a sensational batting display yesterday, it was only fair of us to start crafting this department by opting for Najibullah Zadran from Afghanistan. He alongside Nabi hit 7 successive sixes from over 17-18 for his side, providing the precise late surge to breach the symbolic milestone of 180 with Zadran scoring 69 of those runs in just 30 balls.
Elsewhere from Bangladesh, with 52 runs against Zimbabwe, we have selected lower middle-order bat Atif Hossain and Mahmudullah for this one.
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 All-Rounders
Ever since the rules have been rejigged in Dream 11, all-rounders have only gone onto grow in stature immensely. While they were always an entity to heavily indulge in, in a T20 encounter, they are invaluable now, seeing us roll in the four players in this segment.
We’ll begin with Mohammed Nabi from Afghanistan who scored 38 runs along with Gulbadin Naib who will not only steppe doubt to bat in the lower middle-order but got the full four overs with the ball, making him a perfect all-rounder to opt for. From Bangladesh meanwhile we have selected Shakib-Al Hassan and Mosaddek Hossain with Mosaddek scoring 30 and taking the 1 wicket in the last match.
Bowling Order for AFGH vs BAN Dream11
Frontline pacer and new ball operator, Farid Malik and spinner Rashid Khan both come into our side from Afghanistan for this match. The two snared four wickets in between them yesterday, stifling Zimbabwe with the two wickets apiece and look good to add to their tally today as well.
From Bangladesh we have opted for pacer Mohammad Saifuddin to complete our Dream 11 side for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Zadran has been selected as our side’s captain for the prevalent encounter while Nabi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.