Time: 28 Feb, 10.30 AM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
After two games, the average score batting first is 260 as compared to the second innings score of 218. Out of 30 wickets to fall, 11 have gone to the spinners.
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Probable XI for Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Probable XI for Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Riaz Hassan/Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Azmatullah Omarzai/Gulbadin Naib
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Afghanistan will be wary of Shakib Al Hasan’s threat with the ball. He has bagged 22 wickets in only 9 appearances against them.
Afghanistan will depend on their champion spinner Rashid Khan to strike big. He has picked 9 wickets in five outings in Bangladesh. Moreover, he gives bonus fantasy points with his economical bowling.
With scores of 67 and 54, Najibullah Zadran has been the best batter for the tourists. His leg-side play is quite effective, regardless of the ground dimensions.
After scoring a match-winning 136 in the last game, Liton Das will be brimming with confidence. Although he was initially watchful in the last game, his clean hitting towards the end was special.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s 86 at No. 4 proved to be vital for the hosts. He is also likely to help fantasy players with his efficient glove work.
Fazalhaq Farooqi is the leading wicket-taker (5) in the series. His ability to move the new ball is likely to keep him amongst the wickets.
Mustafizur Rahman will lead the pace attack for Bangladesh. Although he has the ability to strike early, it’s his impact at the death that often makes a difference in fantasy leagues.
Mohammad Nabi has had two quiet games with bat and ball. However, he can quickly turn things around given his experience.
Mahmadullah and Afif Hossain can be handy at Nos. 5 & 6 respectively. Apart from scoring quickly at the death, they can also break partnerships with their off-spinners. They have taken 3 wickets between them.
Rahmat Shah can be a slow starter but has been very effective at No. 3. His recent scores read 52, 34, 48, 35, 70.
Both sides have met 9 times in the ODIs, with Bangladesh winning 6 and Afghanistan 3. The hosts have already won the series and will be eyeing a clean sweep over the visitors.