Bangladesh lose toss, bat first against Afghanistan

Sports Desk Published: 24 June 2019, 03:15 PM | Updated: 24 June 2019, 03:17 PM
Bangladesh lose toss, bat first against Afghanistan

Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bowl against Bangladesh in a World Cup 2019 league-stage match at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Monday.

Bangladesh are sixth in the World Cup 2019 points table with two wins, three losses and a no result in six matches played. Afghanistan are rock bottom in the table with zero points, having lost all six of their matches.

After hunting down a target of 322 against the West Indies in just 41.3 overs, Bangladesh fought admirably in a 382-run chase against Australia, finishing with an impressive 333 for eight.    

On the other hand, Afghanistan, who are still in search of their maiden win in the tournament, will be drawing a lot of positive from their previous game against India.    

The Afghans fell agonisingly short of India's target, losing by 11 runs on Saturday. But the team will take a lot of confidence from the fact that they restricted the famed Indian batting unit to 224 for eight.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun.

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (captain), Aftab Alam, Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Noor Ali Zadran, Ikram Alikhil.