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Bangladesh-Afghanistan Match today, both teams face the second time in the tournament

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  • Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs in 2015 World Cup
  • Bangladesh’s team sixth in the points table and Afghanistan in 10th place
  • The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network from 3:00 pm

Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in Southampton on Monday in the 31st World Cup match. Both teams will be face-to-face for the second time in World Cup history. Last time, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 105 runs in Canberra. In that match Bangladesh had scored the first 267 runs. Afghanistan’s team could only score 162 runs. The Afghan team will want to pay the account after four years. Both teams will play against each other for the first time on England’s grounds.

Bangladesh’s team is in sixth place in the points table. There are 5 points in his 6 matches. He won two encounters and had to face defeat in 3. A match was canceled due to rain. Bangladesh will have to win this match to keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive. At the same time, Afghanistan’s team did not win any one in 6 matches. That number is in the tenth position in the table.

Bangladesh v / s Afghanistan hat to head

Year Who WonField
2014AfghanistanFatullah
2015BangladeshCanberra
2016BangladeshDhaka
2016AfghanistanDhaka
2016BangladeshDhaka
2018AfghanistanAbu Dhabi
2018BangladeshAbu Dhabi

Bangladesh’s strength 
Shakib Al Hasan: has far superior performance to world number one all-rounder tournament Shakib. They are second in terms of making the most runs. He has scored 425 runs in 5 innings at an average of 106.25. During this time his strike rate was 103.41. He has done two centuries so far in the tournament. Shakib has performed well in bowling too. They took five wickets from the economy of 6.18.

Mushfikur Rahim: One of the team’s experienced batsmen, Mushfiqur Rahim is the second in the team to make runs. He scored 244 runs in 5 innings with an average of 61. During this time his strike rate was 91.39. Rahim has scored a century and a fifty. He scored 102 in the last match against Australia. 
 
Bangladesh’s weakness
Gentleman’s out-of-form: The performance of an opener gentle Sarkaar in the experienced batsmen of the team has been average in this tournament. He scored only 108 runs in five innings. During this period, their average is 21.60 and the strike rate is 114.89. Bangladesh’s team management would like to do well against the relatively weak team like Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s strengths 
Gulbadin Naib: Team captain Naib has performed all-round in this tournament so far. He scored 127 runs in six innings. In the case of highest score for the team, they are in fourth place. At the same time, he has proved to be the best bowler in the team. He took 7 wickets in 6 matches. During this, his economy rate was 6.35.

Mohammad Nabi: Mohammed Nabi had performed all-round in the last match against India. He took 2 wickets for 33 runs in 9 overs. After that, he scored 52 runs in 55 balls with a brilliant display. However, he could not win the match for his team. The prophet is one of the team’s experienced players. Captain Naib would like to show that the prophet also has the same all-round performance in this match.


Average display of Afghanistan’s weakness Rashid: The team’s biggest star player, Rashid Khan, has been the average performer so far in this tournament. Rashid is considered one of the best spinners in the world, but he only took 4 wickets in 6 matches. He gave 110 runs against England However, his performance against India improved, but only taking one wicket. Rashid gave 38 runs in 10 overs. In batting he scored 14 runs off 16 balls.

Weather and Pitch Report: There is a possibility of rain in Southampton on Monday. The temperature will be around 20 degrees Celsius. Spinners can get help on this field. The toss winning team would like to bowl first.

Both teams are 
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfikur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Soumya Sarkar, Shabbir Rahman, Mehdi Hassan, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rehman, Rubel Hussein, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammed Mithun, Abu Zayed, Mosadek Hussain

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Aftab Alam, Asghar Afgan, Daulat Jadran, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Jajai, Mohammed Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujib ur Rehman, Najibullah Jaderan, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shaniwari

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