Should-win recreation looms for Tigers as they face depleted Afghans

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The sub-par fielding and bowling effort from Bangladesh was the principle catalyst for his or her loss in opposition to Australia in Nottingham.

The batsmen can take a number of confidence, scoring their highest ODI complete within the course of, though they fell wanting their goal by 48 runs. Afghanistan are coming off a heavy loss in opposition to the fearless Poms the place star bowler Rashid Khan was smashed throughout Europe, ending with Zero-110 off his 9 overs. The 2 sides meet on Monday 24 July on the Rose Bowl, Southampton.

These two sides have met as soon as within the World Cup, 4 years in the past in Canberra. Many of the Bangladeshi-backed crowd had pushed from Western Sydney to assist Mashrafe Mortaza’s males.

Bangladesh have been in a spot of hassle at four/119 earlier than half-centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim revived the Tigers to 265 all out.

The Afghans have been behind the sport from the start as they misplaced their first three wickets within the first three overs. The center order tried to revive the innings however the constructing required charge led to the Afghans falling brief by 109 runs.

Out of the Bangladesh prime six, solely Soumya Sarkar has did not register a half century within the 2019 match. The left-handed opener has threatened to single-handedly take the match away from the opposition, however his lack of temperament has led to very smooth dismissals.

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Nonetheless, in opposition to an assault that has spinners low on confidence and no categorical quicks, he has the right alternative to get himself again into type. The senior quartet consisting of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah will probably be seeking to proceed their good type.

The truth that a part-timer had one of the best bowling figures in opposition to Australia is worrying. However in opposition to a facet whose batting has been inconsistent and poor, they’ve a golden probability to bowl out an opponent for the primary time this World Cup.

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Mehidy Hasan has been wicketless the previous two video games, but when he can tie up an finish and chip in with a wicket or two, his spin companion Shakib Al Hasan will trigger some severe harm to the Afghan right-handers.

Mohammad Saifuddin must be match, which will probably be a large increase contemplating he’s taken 9 wickets in 4 matches. Mustafizur Rahman may even attempt to bounce again along with his adjustments of tempo extra appropriate in opposition to Afghanistan.

It’s laborious to level at one batsman who is essential to Afghanistan aside from Najibullah Zadran. He’s the one batsman who’s getting some runs on this under-performing facet. It doesn’t assist that Mohammad Shahzad has been dominated out of the World Cup and having dropped Hazratullah Zazai, Afghanistan nonetheless don’t know what their greatest opening mixture is.

Hashmatullah Shahidi fought effectively to attain 76 in opposition to England and will probably be seeking to construct on that type, nonetheless he might nonetheless have a sore head if he will get any bouncers from the Indian pacers, who they encounter two days previous to the Bangladesh conflict on the Rose Bowl.

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Identical to their batting, it’s laborious to establish their key bowlers. Their spin trio have been fairly disappointing up to now and wish to search out their mojo quickly.

Rashid Khan wants an excellent efficiency in opposition to India or else Bangladesh will probably be teeing him off. Out of their pacers, Dawlat Zadran appears to get a bit extra bounce in comparison with captain Gulbadin Naib and Hamid Hassan. If he will get just a few early wickets, the Afghans might spring their fourth victory over the Tigers.

The off-field points similar to confrontations at a Manchester restaurant or Afghan coach Phil Simmons’ rant on Twitter after Afghanistan’s chief selector blamed the teaching employees for his or her winless begin simply makes the Afghan camp a really unhealthy surroundings to be round.

Nonetheless they nonetheless have some world-class gamers and are in a position to beat Bangladesh. However it is a should win recreation for the Tigers, and with their skilled campaigners and skill to deal with strain, I’m anticipating a win for Bangladesh.


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