Mashrafe Mortaza-led Bangladesh will look to inch closer to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals when they face an already-eliminated Afghanistan side on today at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton.
The Tigers have had an up and down tournament so far, having beaten only South Africa and West Indies despite showcasing some spirited performances. And without a doubt, all eyes will be on Shakib Al Hasan, who has scored 425 runs in five matches and sit second in the leading run-scorers’ list.
Afghanistan, meanwhile, went down fighting to favourites India on Saturday, as they failed to chase down a target of 225, falling short by 11 runs. Their flexibility of the batting order remains a question, with the Afghans going down to 213 all out from 64-2. Mohammad Nabi was the standout performer for the Afghans with the bat, scoring 52 runs. He, along with captain Gulbadin Naib, picked two wickets each on Saturday.
Here's everything you need to know about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan:
When: June 24 2019
Time: 3.00 PM
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Broadcast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming: Hotstar.com
Bangladesh: Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman.
Afghanistan: Playing 11
Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Rahman, Aftab Alam and Dawlat Zadran
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ikram Ali Khil, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Dawlat Zadran