Bangladesh would come up against Afghanistan in the 31st fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England on Monday Noon. Bangladesh will be in pressure mode as it is their last opportunity to keep themselves alive in the tournament, whereas, Afghanistan has nothing to lose after facing defeat in all their 6 matches so far.
Afghanistan would try all their formulas to apply breaks on Tiger’s run, meanwhile, Bangladesh would plan on keeping the pressure aside and focus on how to come out with flying colours.
Bangladesh, at present, is comfortably lying at the bottom of the points table with no points in their pocket, whereas, Bangladesh is stuck at the 6th position with two wins in six games.
When and Where:
AFGH vs BAN, Match 31, ICC World Cup 2019
Monday, 24 June 2019
3:00 PM IST
The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
The pitch at Rose Bowl has a lot to offer to the batsmen and to the bowlers as well. The outfield is expected to be pretty fast because of no rain lately. The weather is expected to be sunny on the match day.
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed
Gulbadin Naib (c), Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman
Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mohd Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mosaddek, Mustafizur Rahman, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
M Nabi scored a half-century in the previous game against India at the same venue. Well, he has bagged 6 wickets in for Afghanistan in this world cup so far. Don’t miss him out.
Shahidi is the leading scorer for Afghanistan with 186 runs in five innings at an average of 31.00.
G Naib has been exceptional with the ball and bat both. He has plucked 7 wickets at an economy of 6.34 in this World Cup. Plus, he has got 127 runs off his willow in 6 innings.
Shakib has turned out to be an important asset for Bangladesh. In 5 innings, he has slammed 425 runs with highest being 124*. Shakib took some responsibility with the ball as well and has bagged 5 wickets in five matches. He could be your captain.
Liton Das must be your next pick as he has scored 114 runs in two innings with highest being unbeaten 94 runs.
Mustafiqur Rahman is the leading scorer for Bangladesh with 8 wickets in 5 games. You can choose him as your captain.
Mushfiqur Rahim has been impressive with his willow as in 5 innings, he has scored 244 runs at an average of 61.00.