Shakib Al Hasan: “Yes it was always tough when you lose four wickets in the first 7,8 overs. But I thought the bowlers bowled exceptionally well to get us back into the game. Credit to Afghanistan though they played really well. We know that Najibullah is a dangerous player. On a wicket like this we thought we had the game, but credit to how they batted.”
Mohammed Nabi: “Everyone knows Rashid and Mujeeb are world-class spinners, that’s why we were in the game in the first 10 overs. We were ahead of the game cos we got early wickets. Everyone knows we have power hitters in the death. That’s we made sure not to lose early wickets so that our power hitters could finish the game.”
Mujeeb Ur Rahman: “My strength is bowling with the new ball, in Dubai, I didn’t get the chance. I always prefer to bowl in the power play. My whole plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and it worked for me.”
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh T20I Highlights today, Tuesday 30-8-2022. Group B (N), Asia Cup 2022 from Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
(last five completed T20Is, most recent first)
Head to Head In T20I’s: 8
Afghanistan Won: 5
Bangladesh Won: 3
Toss: Bangladesh chose to bat.
Mohammed Nabi: “The pitch is fresh, the soil is fresh. Maybe the pitch is a little bit low today, hopefully, we can restrict them to a low total. The way we played the last game was brilliant. The team morale is high. The same team today.”
Shakib Al Hasan: “Looks to be a good wicket, and putting the runs on the board will hopefully be difficult for Afghanistan to chase. Three seamers and two spinners, so hopefully the bowling part is covered. We prepared ourselves well according to their attack, because they’re a very good side.”
Afghanistan team: 1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3 Ibrahim Zadran, 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Karim Janat, 6 Mohammad Nabi (capt), 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Azmatullah Omarzai, 9 Naveen-ul-Haq, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Bangladesh team: 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 4 Afif Hossain, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman