After losing all their six matches, Afghanistan is already out of the World Cup cricket tournament. On the other hand, Bangladesh is still reckoning with five points from six matches. However, the Tigers would need to win their match against Afghanistan in order remain in competition for a semi-final berth.
Gulbadin Naib and team didn’t play well in their previous games against Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, England and others. However, their last game against India at the Rose Bowl in Southampton became a nail-biting affair. The Afghans lost the game by 11 runs. However, this close match played by them helped them to gain a lot of praises.
On the other hand, Bangladesh is riding high after their impressive win over West Indies and after showing a spirited performance against Australia, Bangladesh. Now, they are very high on confidence as they would be playing against Afghanistan on Monday, 24th June.
In the very same venue, the Afghans are scheduled to play against Bangladesh. The match at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton would take place from 3.00 pm IST. Well, the chance of the match being played is very little. As prediction, there are chances of interrupted rain. The pitch in Southampton was slow and the spinners had their say. So a lot of opportunity is there for spinners.
1.Mosaddek Hossain might be brought up for Monday’s match.
2.Sabbir Rahman got a golden duck versus the defending champion, Australia and he may be opted out.
3.Rubel Hossain, who conceded runs at an economy of 9.22 in the last game, may be sidelined.
4.Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are averaging above 50 with the bat and they’ll need to be on top of their game.
1.Their gritty performance against the Indians has boosted their morale to a great extent. Hence, they are planning to keep the same team which played against India.
2.Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi are expected to make more useful runs.
The upcoming match is going to be very exciting one. Although Bangladesh has a high chance of winning the match; yet anything can happen in the game. One might see the Afghans beating the Tigers and winning the match.