Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 2nd T20I Highlights – 16th July 2023

Rashid Khan: “Weather is not an excuse for a team. T20 should be decided on skills and we were not good enough there, especially in batting. If we took a bit more time to score more, we could’ve. (Why not getting good starts) You need to know your role and your capacity in how you start the innings. Also have to control emotions. That’s what we are lacking. Main target is to fix those for next world cup. (Bowling effort) Just what I wanted from the boys. Good effort. We got a few wickets to put pressure but less score on the board didn’t let us get on the right side. Yes, I am leaving in an hour or two for MLC.”

Player of the Match and Player of the Series is Shakib Al Hasan: “(Nerves at the back end?) No don’t think it was nerves. We lost couple of wickets but given the start we had, we were always ahead. Given the ground conditions, knew their spinners will have it tough. (Toss) Helped. (Batting position, his?) Today I and coaching staff wanted younger guys to get more time and get the job done. Then I had to come in. (Confidence of T20 series win) The boys playing the ODIs are also part of this team. They will take this confidence into Asia Cup and World Cup.”

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 2nd T20I Highlights 2023, Sunday 15-7. Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh, Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Toss: Bangladesh chose to field.

Bangladesh team: Litton Das † (wk), 2 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 3 Shakib Al Hasan (c), 4 Towhid Hridoy, 5 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 6 Hasan Mahmud, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mustafizur Rahman, 9 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Shamim Hossain, 11 Taskin Ahmed
Afghanistan team: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2 Hazratullah Zazai, 3 Ibrahim Zadran, 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Karim Janat, 7 Rashid Khan (capt), 8 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 9 Wafadar Momand, 10 Azmatullah Omarzai, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi

Head to Head In T20I’s: 10
Bangladesh Won: 4
Afghanistan Won: 6
Bangladesh T20I Rankings: 9th
Afghanistan T20I Rankings: 10th

Form guide
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Bangladesh WLWWW
Afghanistan LLWWW

Match Timings: 12:00 PM GMT | 6:00 PM Local
Umpires – Tanvir Ahmed, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Gazi Sohel
Match number – T20I no. 2145

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