AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Team : Afghanistan’s incredible journey faces its biggest test in the summit clash today.
A dismal world cup, bickering in the team, reports of vested interest in the team management and a team which was fast regressing. For the Afghanistan cricket team, the last couple of months threatened to unravel all the good work imbedded by the side in the cricketing fraternity, one which has seen them be lauded by the entire arena.
Undergoing a massive overhaul in a bid to quell their qualms paid off massively for the side though as they ended up unlocking their true potential in the month of September and started expressing themselves freely as a cricketing side. Following up a test match win over Bangladesh, the side dominated the T20 series between themselves, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to enjoy an unblemished journey and canter their way into the summit clash.
Now taking on Bangladesh today in the final of the T20 Tri-Series, Afghanistan will be looking to emanate one last compelling display to win the title. They and Bangladesh go into the encounter having defeated each other once apiece in the group stage encounters, the most recent being a 4 wicket win for Bangladesh as they chased down the 139 run target set by Afghanistan with an over to spare.
AFGH vs BAN Pitch Report
The encounters have stayed relatively low over here with the pitch not allowing the ball to come onto the bat freely, stopping and gripping onto the surface with the pacers and spinners both thriving on this track. Rain has not made things any better with the wetness seeped into the surface making batting an even tougher task.
We should be in for the same surface today as well with another reasonably bowler friendly wicket welcoming us. The side winning the toss will be looking to field first over here and get a fair idea of how to traverse their run chase.
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
Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq (WK), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (C), Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq
AFGH vs BAN Match Prediction
Afghanistan might have ended up losing the previous encounter but across the course of the series, the side have done enough to showcase their acumen as a cricketing side. What works in their favour today is not just their ability to snare wickets at crucial junctures but the depth in their batting order as well with these two factors seeing them emerge as champions at the end of proceedings today.
Match: Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan
Date And Time: 24th September, Tuesday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam
- Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq
Top 4 Batting Order
- Soumya, Liton, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim
- Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran
- Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin
- Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran
Death Overs Bowlers
- Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman
- Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Team Wicket-Keeper
His 29 in the previous encounter in the opening slot as a flurry of wickets fell following his dismisal, once again showed how pivotal Rahmanullah Gurbaz is to this Afghanistan side. He’s been one of the most consistent bats for the side across the series, helping cover the gaps over a wicket-keeping slot which was left vacant to perturb the side recently.
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Team Batsmen
Given their performances in the series, one which have seen heads turn and appreciate the astute nature of their batting effort, we had to begin with our picks from Afghanistan. We begin with opener Hazratullah Zazai after he top scored for his side in the previous match, piling on 47 runs in 35 balls in a boundary laden innings that saw him clear the fence on eight occasions.
He’s paired by Najibullah Zadran while from the opposition we have gone in with Mahmudullah, their top scorer this series and lower middle-order bat Atif Hossain after he took the two wickets in the previous match.
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Team All-Rounders
His 70 runs in the last match became one of the reasons for Bangladesh defeating Afghanistan the last time around, making Bangladesh’s Shakib-Al Hassan our pick for this encounter. Elsewhere, his escalated position in the side’s batting order and ascertained four overs with the ball see us get in Mohammed Nab as we keep things balanced in this facet.
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Team Bowling Order
Given the prevelant surface and likelihood of these two sides dwindling under the slightest bit of pressure and restrictive line and length, it was only rightful of us to heavily pack up our bowling order. We have balanced the scales, choosing the two names from either side with us beginning with the bowlers from Afghanistan first.
With the ball gripping on the surface, turning squarely when pitching on the surface and hitting the right zones, we had to get in both the spinners from the side. With the two wickets in the last match, Rashid Khan becomes the first player for us from the side along with Mujeeb-ur Rahman who has been opening the bowling for the outfit recently.
From Bangladesh meanwhile, we have gone in with Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman, picking out both the pacers from the side for this match.
AFGH vs BAN Dream11 Team Captain And Vice-Captain
Gurbaz is being made captain for today’s match whilst 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.