Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the Asia Cup here on Tuesday hoping to improve their record in the T20 format. In the first match, the Sri Lankan batsmen could not stand in front of the fast bowlers of Afghanistan.
Sharjah, 30 Aug. Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the Asia Cup here on Tuesday hoping to improve their record in the T20 format. In the first match, the Sri Lankan batsmen could not stand in front of the fast bowlers of Afghanistan. On the other hand, the Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh team, who are playing their first match in the tournament, will want to improve their record in this format. He has only won these two matches in 13 in this format since last year’s World Cup. Afghanistan fast bowlers Fazlhaq Farooqui and Navinul Haque broke the back of the Sri Lankan innings.
Bangladesh all-rounder Mehdi Hasan said his team would respond on the field to the claim made by Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, who had rated Afghanistan better than his team. “We don’t want to comment on whether this team is good or that team is bad. It has to be shown on the field. A good team can lose if they play bad and a bad team can win if they play good Hassan said that the first match against Afghanistan will be very important.
He said: “The first match of any tournament is very important because it shows where we want to go and what kind of cricket we have to play because it sets the direction for the team. “If it turns out to be a spin-friendly wicket , it will be good as both teams have quality spinners, but I believe the team that performs better with the bat will win the match,” Hasan said.
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