World Cup 2019, Match 31: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

World Cup 2019, Match 31: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

Here is a guide to help you make the best fantasy team for this match.

Afghanistan team
Afghanistan team. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Afghanistan made India sweat for the win and that shows a lot about what they are capable of. The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan encounter will almost be one between equals with both teams capable of a win. While Afghanistan is almost officially out of the tournament, Bangladesh still has a sliver of a chance to make it to the semi-finals. Here is all you need to read for both the teams before picking your Fantain XI.

Team News:

Bangladesh

Bangladesh had a good start to the tournament, beating South Africa by 21 runs. They did not have a fight against strong teams New Zealand, England and the West Indies. They might have defeated Sri Lanka, but that match was abandoned due to the rains. A lot depends on how the match against Afghanistan goes.

Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim have excelled in the tournament. While there have been no 5-wicket hauls, Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman have taken most of the wickets. Saifuddin looks uncertain but being an important match, he might find his way to the field. Should he be ruled out, Mosaddek would play.

The mathematical permutations and combinations have not yet ruled out Bangladesh.

Predicted XI: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan

Afghanistan

Having lost all six matches, Afghanistan exited the World Cup but not without showing what they are capable of. They played one of their best matches ever when they faced India. Kohli said that a team like Afghanistan who has a lot of talent doesn’t let you play the way you want to play. Afghanistan put a lot of pressure on the Indian middle order

The team that played against India is clearly a winner and they are not likely to change the combination.

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

Top Picks

Hashmatullah Shahidi: He is the highest scorer of Afghanistan and is a good player to be added to your Fantain Fantasy Lineup.

Shakib Al Hasan: An outstanding player of Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan contributes with both the bat and the ball. This might be the last world cup of this 32-year-old.

Mhd Nabi and G Naib: If there is anyone from Afghanistan who can match Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, it is these two.

Rashid Khan: This leg-spinner has adapted to the pitch fairly well and could turn into a match-winner for Afghanistan in this match.

Fantain Fantasy XI:

Batsmen: H Shahidi, R Shah, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal

Bowlers: Mehdi Hasan, Rashid Khan, Mujib ur Rahman

All-Rounders: G Naib, M Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan

WK: M Rahim

This is our Fantain Fantasy XI but you’re the real expert.