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Pitch Report for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022
First innings average score: 150
Second innings average: 125
Type: Slow wicket. Smaller ground dimensions.
Time: August 30, 07.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for Bangladesh & Afghanistan
Probable XI for Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Probable XI for Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Mahmudullah’s ability to use the long handle to good effect can generate handy bonus points down the order. Additionally, he is also known for breaking threatening partnerships with the ball.
Likewise, Mosaddek Hossain too is capable of making a difference with his dual ability. Remember Mosaddek’s match-winning spell of 5 for 20 against Zimbabwe in July?
Smart Fantasy Picks
Fazalhaq Farooqi walked away with the Player of the Match award (3 for 11) for derailing Sri Lanka’s top order. Incidentally, he also bagged a three-wicket haul when he last played a T20I against Bangladesh in March. Watch out for his prodigious movement with the new ball.
Afif Hossain has been the unsung hero with the bat for Bangladesh in the format lately. His recent scores read 34, 50, 10, 30*, and 39*.
The 83-run opening partnership between Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai not only decimated Sri Lanka but also changed the fortunes of several fantasy players. Gurbaz also managed to pouch 2 catches with the gloves. Together they added 70.5 points on My11Circle.
Mushfiqur Rahim will play the role of a run-accumulator in the middle overs for his side. In 6 innings against Afghanistan, he has collected 149 runs, including the highest score of 46.
Najibullah Zadran may not necessarily wreak havoc in fantasy leagues often but can make a huge difference for his side as a finisher. He loves the on-side and tends to deposit most balls in that direction.
Although Mohammad Nabi’s services with the bat were not required against Sri Lanka, he kept fantasy players in the hunt with figures of 2 for 14. He likes to go downtown with the bat and the shorter ground dimensions at Sharjah might just give him the license to unleash a few.
Fantasy Power Picks
One way or the other, Shakib Al Hasan finds a way to keep fantasy players happy. Besides adding 137 runs, he has also bagged 10 wickets against Afghanistan in 8 T20Is. At Sharjah, he has collected 19 runs and picked 4 wickets in 2 games.
Rashid Khan might have gone wicketless against Sri Lanka, but he still kept fantasy players ahead in the race by generating bonus points for conceding only 12 runs in 4 overs. Against Bangladesh in the format, he has taken 14 wickets, including the best figures of 4 for 12 in 7 attempts.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Cheeky spinners galore on both sides. Given the nature of the wicket in Sharjah, stacking them all in your fantasy teams could do the trick for you.