Today the Asian Cup 2023 will host a match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. This game will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. For Bangladesh’s loss to Sri Lanka, this match is nothing less than ‘live or die’. If the Bangladeshi team loses today, they are indeed eliminated from the tournament. In such a situation, Bangladesh must win this game at all costs to keep their Super 4 hopes alive. And the Afghan team wants to start the Asian Cup with a win.
For Bangladesh, this game is nothing less than a semi-final. In such a situation, Captain Shakib Al Hasan made three changes to the team today. Opener Tanjid Hasan, who made his debut in the final game, was axed. Tanjeed was sent off with zero points in the debut game. Mehdi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman were also left out of the starting XI today.
Shamim Hussain, Hasan Mahmood and Afif Hussain joined the Bangladesh team today. Captain Shakib Al Hasan has opted to bat first after winning the throw against Afghanistan.
At the same time, Karim Janat, who returned to the Afghan team after six years, received a place in the squad. The team’s spin department is very strong. It stars star legend Rashid Khan, mystery wacko Mujeeb ur Rehman and Mohammad Nabi. In fast bowling, alongside Fazalhaq Farooqui, Labdin Naib and Karim Janat are represented.
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Mohammad Naeem, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Tauheed Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Afif Hossain, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Taskin Ahmed, Shorful Islam and Hasan Mahmood.
Rehmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (Captain), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqui and Mujeeb ur Rehman.