On face to face rely, the Tigers have a 4-Three lead over the Afghans.

Bangladesh team
Bangladesh group. (Photograph by Alex Davidson/Getty Photos)

Having misplaced all their six matches of the 2019 World Cup, Afghanistan is kind of out of the match. Of their final three video games, Gulbadin Naib and Co don’t have anything, however delight to play for. Nevertheless, the final sport towards India on the Rose Bowl in Southampton turned out to be a nail-biting affair. The Afghans misplaced the sport by a mere 11 runs and garnered loads of praises from the world.

On the similar venue, they’re subsequent scheduled to play Bangladesh, who remains to be in with an opportunity of qualifying for the semis. Positioned sixth on the desk, Mashrafe Mortaza’s males can’t afford to be complacent. Whilst their batting has been distinctive, it’s their bowlers, who’ve let the group down in a number of video games. In World Cup cricket, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have met as soon as earlier than in 2015.

Climate Report

The climate for tomorrow’s sport doesn’t look an entire lot promising. There might be probabilities of rain all through the day. A few rain interruptions could be anticipated, if not an deserted match. 70 per cent cloud cowl might be there all through. The temperature might be round 20 levels Celsius. The humidity might be on the excessive aspect with the numbers within the 70s and 80s.

Pitch Report

The pitch in Southampton within the final sport was sluggish and the spinners had their say. The tweakers could once more get some assist, supplied the identical observe is used. However beneath gloomy climate and with rain round, the spinners could not get as a lot help. In all of the video games at this venue, the strip acquired higher within the second half. Subsequently, groups could choose to subject first after successful the toss.

Taking part in mixtures


The Tigers are more likely to carry again Mosaddek Hossain, who missed the final match as a result of an harm. Sabbir Rahman acquired a golden duck versus the Aussies and he could have to take a seat out. There’s no replace on Mohammad Saifuddin’s again spasm. If he attains the specified stage of health, then Rubel Hossain, who conceded runs at an financial system of 9.22 within the earlier sport, could also be benched.

Tamim Iqbal acquired a few respectable knocks beneath his belt and that ought to maintain him in good stead. Soumya Sarkar must be a bit extra constant. All of Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are averaging above 50 with the bat and so they’ll have to be on high of their sport. Mashrafe’s kind with the ball will not be that nice, however he nonetheless stays an inspirational determine.

Possible XI

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman/Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Rubel Hossain/Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman


The Afghans could want to play with the identical eleven they fielded versus India. Within the batting division, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi have chipped in with some helpful runs. Gulbadin Naib selling himself to open hasn’t backfired. The Afghan skipper can be their main wicket-taker with seven scalps. Hazratullah Zazai must be taught the artwork of placing a price ticket on his wicket.

Mohammad Nabi has proven the injury he can inflict, maintaining a relaxed head. Najibullah Zadran has additionally put forth his prowess decrease down the order. Rashid Khan got here again to kind versus India after getting hammered by Eoin Morgan’s England. He’ll share the spin division together with Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Shah. Quick bowler Dawlat Zadran and Aftab Alam may also have their roles to play.

Possible XI

Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (C), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Possible High Performer

Tamim Iqbal – Bangladesh   | Rahmat Shah – Afghanistan

Broadcast Particulars

TV – Star Sports activities

On-line– Hotstar

Match Timings – 18:00 IST; 13:30 native

The prediction is for Bangladesh to win the match.