Bangladesh will go into the Asia Cup in Sharjah on Tuesday with the hope of improving their record in the T20 format against Afghanistan. In the first match, the Sri Lankan batsmen could not stand in front of the fast bowlers of Afghanistan. On the other hand, the Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh team, playing their first match in the tournament, would like to improve their record in this format.
Bangladesh has won only these two matches out of 13 in this format since last years World Cup. Afghanistans fast bowlers Fazlhaq Farooqui and Naveen-ul-Haq broke the back of the Sri Lankan innings. Afghanistan team would not like to make any changes in the playing-11.
The key players for Bangladesh will be captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah, some of the most experienced players in their team, for Afghanistan a lot will depend on the performances of Rashid Khan and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match is to be played at Sharjah Stadium in Sharjah.
Sharjahs pitch has short boundaries, so over time, Sharjahs pitch may favor the batting side. While dew can change the course of the game, the chasing team will have an advantage in the match. The average first innings score at this ground is 143.
The weather will be very clear on the day of the match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh. According to the Meteorological Department, the night temperature in Sharjah is expected to be around 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday. There is no chance of rain. The average wind speed will be 28 km/h, while the humidity is expected to be 37 percent.
|1||Sri Lanka - S4||3||3||0||0||0.701||6|
|2||Pakistan - S4||3||2||1||0||-0.279||4|
|3||India - S4||3||1||2||0||1.607||2|
|6||Afghanistan - S4||3||0||3||0||-2.006||0|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|