AFG VS BAN – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 3rd T20I between Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Afghanistan have rightly justified their ‘favourites’ tag, having already won two consecutive T20Is against Bangladesh in the three-match series. They will look for a clean sweep in what could be a historic T20I for both the teams.
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Afghanistan Team News
From the beginning of IPL to the ongoing T20 series, it’s Rashid Khan all the way. Although the likes of Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Shahzad are equally contributing towards the victories, Rashid Khan has been a standout performer.
In two T20Is so far, the leg spinner has snapped up as many as 7 wickets at an incredible average of 3.57. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai wouldn’t mind playing the same combination in order to win the final T20I.
Playing XI (Last Match): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Usman Ghani, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran
Bangladesh Team News
The inability to score runs in death overs has majorly cost Bangladesh the series. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan in particular hasn’t been able to much damage with both bat and ball.
Bowling segment has also elevated the qualms with the majority of bowlers conceding plenty of runs in the middle.
The impending dead rubber will only give an opportunity them the opportunity to play of pride. Hence, any changes in the line up will be an unlikely affair.
Playing XI (Last Match): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Abu Hider Rony
Top Funtasy Picks
Afghanistan: Rashid Khan – Picking him would be a no brainer, seeing the kind of form he is in.
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah – The Bangladesh all-rounder isn’t in the best of forms, but he could win the game single handedly with his all-round attributes.
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