MS Dhoni Kuldeep Yadav Incident vs Afghanistan – Bowling Karega Ya Bowler Change Kare

Here is the video of an incident between MS Dhoni (Indian captain for the day) and bowler Kuldeep Yadav.

Kuldeep is apparently asking for a fielding change, which Dhoni doesn’t seem to agree to. When Kuldeep persists, Dhoni responds with the words “Bowling Karega ya Bowler change kare” (Will you bowl, or should we change the bowler) Continue reading “MS Dhoni Kuldeep Yadav Incident vs Afghanistan – Bowling Karega Ya Bowler Change Kare”

India vs Afghanistan Super 4 Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Rashid Khan kept his nerve by defending 7 runs in the last over, as the Super 4 match between India and Afghanistan ended in a tie. The fixture, also MS Dhoni’s 200th as India captain, saw Afghanistan take third consecutive game to the 50th over, following similar thrillers against Bangladesh and Pakistan.

India chose to give all their reserve players an opportunity, with the likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Sid Kaul, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey all brought into the XI. Continue reading “India vs Afghanistan Super 4 Asia Cup Match Report-2018”

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Super 4 Match Preview-2018

Bangladesh will be looking to avenge their defeat when they face Afghanistan in the fourth match of the Super Four stage at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, September 23.

Both the teams have suffered defeats against India and Pakistan respectively.

Afghans and Bangladesh have faced each other in six times, with both teams winning 3 each.

However in their most recent clash on September 20, Afghanistan thumped Bangla Tigers by 136 runs. After choosing to bat, the Afghans posted a competitive total of 255/7 and then bundling out the Tigers for 119 runs in the 43rd over.

Hasmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan and Gulbadin Naib have been in tremendous form in this Asia Cup. They will be hoping to carry forward the momentum.

The spin twins Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman have been lethal proving to be a thorn in the flesh for the batsmen.

For Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah will be the key performers with the bat.

Debutant Abu Hider in his maiden outing was very impressive as he ended up with figures of 2/50 against the Afghans, though Shakib was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for 42 runs.

The selectors have included Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes to the squad, owing to the poor form of Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Mosaddek Hossain.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Super 4 Match 2 Report-2018

Veteran Shoaib Malik notched up an unbeaten 51 runs, as Pakistan survived a scare before winning their Super Four match of the Asia Cup against Afghanistan by three wickets. Continue reading “Pakistan vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Super 4 Match 2 Report-2018”

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Leg Spinner Rashid Khan shone with both bat and ball as Afghanistan thumped Bangladesh by 136 runs in their final group match of the Asia Cup 2018 in Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Match Report-2018”

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Match Preview-2018

Bangladesh and Afghanistan are set to face each other in the sixth match of the Asia Cup 2018 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, September 20. Both of them have cemented their spots in Super 4.

In the year 2016 both teams faced each other in the ODI Series, with Bangladesh defeating Afghanistan by 141 runs. Electing to bat first, Bangladesh scored 279/8 and skittled the Afghanistan team for just 138 runs, thereby by winning by 141 runs.

Asghar Afghan’s team have been very impressive in the ODI format where they have had an upper hand in their last 8 matches.

Their only loss came against Ireland in the second one dayer at Belfast.

The loss of left hander Tamim Iqbal will be a massive blow to the Bangla Tigers. Mominul Haque is likely to play his ODI after a gap of three years.

After his impressive show in the game against Sri Lanka, Rahmat Shah would be hoping to carry forward his good form.

Their spin twins Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who shared 4 wickets between them against Sri Lanka, would be looking for a repeat performance.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Third Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday and with that, they knocked out five-time champions out of the Asia Cup. Continue reading “Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Third Asia Cup Match Report-2018”

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Third Match Preview-2018

Sri Lanka after suffering a humiliating loss by 137 runs in their opening fixture of the Asia cup against Bangladesh will be looking to bounce back strongly against Afghanistan and keep their Super four hopes alive in the third match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 17.

Both teams have faced each other twice in the ODIS, with the Lankans get the better of Afghanistan by winning 2-0.

However in the ICC World Cup 2015 at Dunedin, where the two teams faced each other, the Islanders were set a target of 232 runs by Afghans and chased it down comfortably with 4 wickets to spare.

The Lankan fielding in the first match was left a lot to be desired as they spilled 2 catches.

The only bright spot for them was the return of their ace bowler Lasith Malinga who on his come back game claimed 4 wickets.

Afghanistan will be brimming with confidence after their 2-1 ODI series win against the host Ireland.

Their batting in the one dayers has not been up to the mark as they have failed on an regular basis.

They would be banking on the experience of Mohammad Shahzbad and the leading run getter and wicket taker in the ODI’s Mohammad Nabi to come good.

Their skipper Asghar Afghan has pulled his team out from an precarious positions in the past.

Their spin twins, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman will be their main threat as they are likely to create an impact on slow tracks in the UAE.