Emerging Asia Cup, Semi-Final 2: BD-ET vs AFGH-ET - Dream11 Fantasy

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup, 2019: 2nd Semi-Final, Bangladesh Emerging Team vs Afghanistan Emerging Team: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Nazmul Hossain Shanto is Bangladesh’s top-scorer with 175 runs across three innings and also struck two fifties.

Baheer Shah
Baheer Shah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd semi-final of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 will be played between Bangladesh Emerging Team and Afghanistan Emerging Team at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).


Bangladesh Emerging Team has put on some impressive performances in the ongoing Emerging Teams Asia Cup. They finished at topper of the Group B with three successive wins including a big win against the Indian team. Soumya Sarkar has been their top performer and his experience will be crucial in the remainder of the tournament. They will now face Afghanistan team in the 2nd semi-final match. The Afghanistan Emerging team finished 2nd in their group. After suffering a huge defeat against Pakistan in the first game, the Afghans bounced back with comfortable wins over Sri Lanka and Oman.

Weather Condition/Report:

The first semi-final between Pakistan and India had showers but the 2nd SF between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is expected to finish without any interruptions.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Shere Bangla National Stadium has been an unpredictable venue. However, the first semi-final gives a hint of a high-scoring game on Thursday. Pakistan posted a good total of 267 in their 50 overs which is close to 40 runs more than the average first innings score in the recent times. In such a case, even 280 will be chased down here.

Average first innings score: 229 (Last 5 List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Bangladesh Emerging Team:

Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Nazmul Hossain Shanto (C), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan (WK), Tanvir Islam, Sumon Khan, Mahmud Hasan, Mahadi Hassan.

Bench – Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Aminul Islam Biplob, Abu Hider Rony, Mehedi Hasan Rana.

Afghanistan Emerging Team:

Abdul Malik, Shahidullah Kamal, Baheer Shah, Munir Ahmad (WK), Darwish Rasooli, Samiullah Shinwari (C), Waheedullah Shafaq, Azmatullah Omarzai, Tariq Stanikzai, Yusuf Zazai, Abdul Wasi.

Bench – Shawkat Zaman, Yusuf Zazai, Nasir Omar, Wafadar Momand.

Top Picks:

Nazmul Hossain Shanto is Bangladesh’s top-scorer with 175 runs across three innings and also struck two fifties. Sumon Khan claimed 11 wickets in three matches with help of two 4-wicket hauls. 11, 91*, 47 – These are the scores of Abdul Malik in the group stage. Abdul Wasi picked up six wickets at an economy rate of 4.1 across three games.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Soumya Sarkar, Munir Ahmad, Nazmul Hossain Shanto

Vice-Captain – Naim Sheikh, Abdul Malik, Shahidullah Kamal

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Munir Ahmad

Batters – Abdul Malik, Naim Sheikh, Darwish Rasooli, Nazmul Hossain Shanto

All-RoundersSoumya Sarkar (C), Shahidullah Kamal (VC), Tariq Stanikzai

Bowlers – Sumon Khan, Mahadi Hassan, Abdul Wasi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperMunir Ahmad (C)

Batters – Baheer Shah, Naim Sheikh (VC), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Darwish Rasooli

All-Rounders – Shahidullah Kamal, Soumya Sarkar

Bowlers – Tanvir Islam, Sumon Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Abdul Wasi


Expert Advice:

Afghanistan’s batting order is quite unpredictable as there is no settled opening pair in the tournament. It has to be seen whether they could stop that experiment as they won the previous match.

Probable Winners:

Bangladesh Emerging Team is expected to win this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.