Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 6th T20I : Preview and Dream11 Predictions
Afghanistan loss their last match against Zimbabwe, however, they seemed more balanced side in all departments in comparison to the winning side. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been failed to produce performances upto their standards.
The two sides are already into the final, which means that Saturday clash is going to be a no pressure match and both the sides can make changes and rest important players for the final.
Both the sides have won two out of their three games so far, which means that the last game will decide the team that will sit on the top of league table.
Bangladesh: Other than Mahmudullah, none of the Bangladesh's players have been to score decent runs with the bat. In the bowling department, Mohammad Saifuddin is the only consistent bowler who has picked important wickets for his side. Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim are yet to make their mark in this tournament. If Bangladesh wants to win the ongoing competition, then it is important that their key players retain their form and give out match-winning performances in the next two games.
Afghanistan: The batting department will once again depend on Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Mohammad Nabi as they have been the only consistent batsmen for their side in this tri-series. The team, however, would like to see the match-winning knocks from Hazratullah Zazai and Najibullah Zadran. The responsibility of picking up wickets is going be on Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Team News and Probable XI :
Bangladesh might play with same starting XI as they wouldn't like to change the winning team combination. The selectors, however, might provide a chance to the pacer, Rubel Hossain.
Probable XI :
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Shafiul Islam, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Saifuddin, Afif Hossain and Aminul Islam
Dawlat Zadran and Fazal Niazai failed to match the expectations from them, however, this wouldn't get them in trouble and I expect that the team management will give them another chance to prove themselves.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Fazal Niazai, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Dawlat Zadran
Pitch Report :
The pitch might get slower as the game progress. Also, the bowlers will try to use the slower wicket for their benefit. The two sides will create problem for each other with their spinners as this pitch might provide some turn.
FANTASY TIPS :
Player who can't be missed :
Mahmudullah : Mahmudullah is the highest run-scorer from his side with 120 runs in three matches with an average of 40. He has also scored one half-century in the ongoing competition.
Mohammad Saifuddin : Saifuddin has provided breakthroughs in the most crucial situations and has picked six wickets in three matches with an average of just 12.17.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz : He scored a brisk half-century in the last match against Zimbabwe and has already scored 104 runs in three matches with the strike rate of around 144.
Mohammad Nabi : Nabi is the top run-scorer from his team in this tournament and can pick wickets as well. He has scored 122 runs in two matches with the strike rate of 170.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman : Mujeeb has picked six wickets in three matches with an economy just below 6.
Captain and Vice-captain :
Mohammad Nabi (captain) : Nabi is the top run-scorer for his side currently. Also, he posses the ability to pick wickets in quick successions. These two points prove that why the Afghanistan captain is an effective player and maybe if you make him your fantasy captain, then he might win you some points.
Mahmudullah (vice-captain) : Mahmudullah is in the top form and he has performed decently in the ongoing tournament.
Fantasy 11 (#1) : Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Liton Das, Hazratullah Zazai, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Rashid Khan , Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam
Fantasy 11 (alternate) : Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Nabi, Mosaddek Hossain, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mustafizur Rahman
Feature Image Courtesy : Hindustan Times