BD v AFG highlights today – First twenty/20 from Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun (India) Sunday 3rd June 2018. Both teams and the venue all three of them are on debut, so we cannot say anything about the pitch.
The pitch was slow and low and two-paced on Friday. The one for the match doesn’t look as soft but don’t expect big fireworks. The advantage of Afghanistan spinners. Weather is expected to be clear. Bangladesh is searching for a replacement for Mustafizur Rahman, who is missing with a toe injury. And they are mainly looking at Abul Hasan, Abu Hider or Abu Jayed.
Soumya Sarkar’s spot in the line-up is also under threat with Mosaddek and Ariful Haque waiting in the wings. Karim Sadiq is the only Afghanistan player missing from the XI that beat Zimbabwe in their last T20I in February. Tarakai, who is returning after more than a year, would hope to take Sadiq’s place in the batting line-up. Young allrounder Karim Janat and Under-19 batsman Rasooli also remain in contention.
Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl first.
Afghanistan team/playing XI
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Shafiqullah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Dawlat Zadran.
Bangladesh team/playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed.
1st T20I (N), Bangladesh tour of India Highlights