Bangladesh vs Pakistan Super 4 Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Mushfiqur Rahim scored a brilliant 99 as Bangladesh produced a stunning upset by defeating pre tournament favourites Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four game, thereby setting up a clash against India in the final on Friday. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Pakistan 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.

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.