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T20I Tri-series 2019, Match 3, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Rashid Khan averaged 6.12 with the ball against Bangladesh during the 3-match series in India.

Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran. (Photo Source: Twitter)

 

Match Details:

The 3rd match of the T20I Tri-Series 2019 will be played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

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The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).

This series will be live on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.

Preview:

After the thumping win in the one-off Test match, the Afghanistan team will take on Bangladesh in the 3rd match of the T20I Tri-Series. Both the teams kick-started their respective campaigns with victories against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh’s win was more of a lower-order fight while in the Afghans case, it will a thumping one. The excellence and domination in various key match situations are why Afghanistan got a big win.

The Test defeat would surely run through the minds of hosts. Afif Hossain’s late hitting in the first match will make Bangladesh work on giving him a better batting slot. Najibullah Zadran had often spoken about his ambitions of batting up the order and he did not disappoint anyone with his knock against Zimbabwe. These two sides faced off in a 3-match T20I series in India during last year which was whitewashed by the Afghanistan team.


Weather Condition/Report:

For the 3rd consecutive day in Dhaka, the weather is expected to hold the key. The first match was delayed and reduced to 18 overs but nothing troubled the 2nd game. The match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan has weather predicted similar to that of the previous two days. Showers are expected from 1 PM local time but the chances do get reduced during the match timings.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Dhaka produced two decent matches one with a 145-run chase in an 18-over game and another match with over 360 runs being scored in 40 overs. The track hasn’t shown any great deterioration like we usually see at this venue. This is the reason why the teams have not shown hesitation in electing to chase.

Average first innings score: 175 (Last six unaffected T20I matches)

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


Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Bangladesh:

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

Bench – Mahedi Hasan, Yeasin Arafat, Abu Hider Rony.

Afghanistan:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (C), Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Fareed Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Bench – Sharafuddin Ashraf, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Fazal Niazai, Dawlat Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Naveen-ul-Haq.


Top Picks:

Najibullah Zadran excelling up the order was no surprise as the left-hander has been waiting for while cash on this opportunity. Mosaddek Hossain’s impact on scoreboard might be decent in the first match but his performance is fantasy was the 2nd best among his team players. Rahmanullah Gurbaz showed he can succeed at the big stage with a quick-fire 43. Rashid Khan averaged 6.12 with the ball against Bangladesh during the 3-match series in India.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Vice-Captain – Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Liton Das

Mohammad Nabi will continue to be a safe option as captain or vice-captain given his good form since the start of the IPL.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Liton Das, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters – Najeeb Tarakai, Najibullah Zadran (C), Afif Hossain

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain (VC)

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Fareed Malik, Mustafizur Rahman

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Liton Das (VC), Mushfiqur Rahim

Batters – Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Mahmudullah

All-Rounders – Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Nabi (C)

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mohammad Saifuddin

 


Expert Advice:

Shakib Al Hasan scored a fifty and 5-wicket haul during the World Cup game against Afghanistan. However, nothing close to that can be expected from the all-rounder in the game on Sunday. Shakib has been down on confidence and was bullied by the Afghanistan bowlers during the last year’s T20I series.

Probable Winners:

Afghanistan is likely to make it 2 in 2 by defeating Bangladesh.

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

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