In the third match of Asia Cup 2022, Bangladesh will lock horns with Afghanistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, August 30.
In an ideal world, Bangladesh should have been the favourites for the upcoming match. But despite their success in the ODI format, the Bangla Tigers just haven’t been able to crack the T20 code and as a result have seen the Afghans usurp them in shortest format.
The team batting first will look to put up a big score at this venue that is known for its short boundaries.
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
- Bangladesh wins the toss and bats first
- Powerplay score: 45-50
- Afghanistan total: 170-180
- Afghanistan wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 40-45
- Bangladesh total: 180-190
Team batting first to win the contest.