Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan - Top teams go head to head again
Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan - Top teams go head to head again

Match details

Series/tournament name: Tri-series

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Date: 24 September, 2019

Time: 4.30 p.m. IST

Preview

Both teams are in an attritional battle for supremacy this tri-series and it has culminated in an exciting final. Bangladesh topped the group stages but Afghanistan are no pushovers and if they didn't know it earlier, the one-off Test match loss and the subsequent reality check in the T20Is would have shown them that. It will be a battle between the spinners as both sides look to out-spin each other in what is touted to be a slow deck.

Weather report: 

Weather is clear for this game. 

Pitch report:

The pitch has might have slowed down after the handful of games. 

Injuries and replacements: 

Probable Playing XI:

Bangladesh

Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Afghanistan

Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan(c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazal Niazai, Dawlat Zadran

Top picks: 

Wicket-keeper: Liton Das (8.5 credits)

Liton Das is yet to fire big this series but if there's anything we know about him, it's that he is a big-match player. A fine opening batsman with an innate flamboyance, Das can be the difference between the two sides in the first powerplay. He is strongly

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