Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan in the fourth match of the Asia Cup. Bangladesh lost the opening match against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets. This is a crucial match for them as a loss here could put them out of contention for Super Fours. Afghanistan will be looking to start the tournament positively and this promises to be an exciting match.
When: 3 September, 3:00 PM IST
Where: Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore
TV Channel, Live Streaming: Star Sports
The surface here will be a balanced one with good help for spinners and the average first innings score here is 252. Both teams will prefer to bat first at this venue considering this is a day/night game.
Shakib Al Hasan Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Runs||Batting Average||Wickets||Batting Average|
Najmul Hossain Shanto Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||50/100||Batting Average|
|28||728||89, 11, 1, 12, 35||4/1||27|
Ibrahim Zadran Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Batting Average||SR|
|17||829||0, 80, 0, 1, 100||55.3||83|
Rashid Khan Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last series performance||Wickets vs Bangladesh||Bowling Average|
|92||170||1/42, 0/53, 2/42||19 wickets in 11 matches||19|
Wicket-keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mushfiqur Rahim
Batsmen: Ibrahim Zadran, Najmul Hossain Shanto
All-rounder: Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fazal Haq Farooqi
Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Shakib Al Hasan, Ibrahim Zadran
Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: Rashid Khan, Najmul Hossain Shato
Afghanistan are expected to win this match
Afghanistan and Bangladesh have faced each other in 14 matches in One Day Internationals. Afghanistan have won 6 while Bangladesh have won 8 times.
Bangladesh lost the previous series against Afghanistan 2-1 at home.
Afghanistan suffered a 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan in the previous ODI series.
Bangladesh are ranked 7th in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings while Afghanistan are ranked 9th.