Afghanistan A suffered their first defeated on the tour of Bangladesh as their batting collapsed in the 3rd unofficial ODI against Bangladesh A. The Afghans had won the unofficial Test series by 1-0 match and took a 2-0 lead in the ODI series. Abu Jayed claimed 4-wicket haul while Mahedi Hasan chipped in with three wickets. No players except the inform Ibrahim Zadran (25) crossed 20 for the visitors as they were bundled out for only 122 in tough batting conditions.
Afghans picked up three early wickets but their total was too less to put pressure on the home team. Fazle Mahmud scored an unbeaten 57 to guide his team to a 7-wicket win. Bangladesh A needs to win the remaining two matches to win this 5-match unofficial ODI series. However, for that to happen, Afghanistan A batting has to collapse again which showed brilliant temperament on this tour until the defeat.
The 4th game of the 5-match Unofficial ODI series between Bangladesh A and Afghanistan A will be hosted by the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Prothisthan Ground in Savar.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).
The Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Prothisthan Ground in Savar has not hosted a List A game or a Youth ODI in the last ten years. However, going by the scores in Youth One-Dayers in the last couple of matches, a high-scoring game cannot be expected.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of chasing teams: N/A
Probable Playing XIs:
Imrul Kayes (C), Naim Sheikh, Zakir Hasan, Fazle Rabbi, Afif Hossain, Jaker Ali (WK), Shafiqul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Nazmul Islam.
Bench – Minhajul Abedin Afridi.
Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Usman Ghani, Nasir Jamal (C), Shahidullah Kamal, Darwish Rasooli, Karim Janat, Fazal Niazi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fareed Malik, Zia ur Rahman Akbar.
Bench – Munir Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Naveen ul Haq, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Mirwais Ashraf.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Karim Janat in List A cricket since July 2018:
With bat – 294 runs from 10 innings at an average of 29.4 with two fifties
With ball – 17 wickets from 11 innings at an average of 28.29 and a strike rate of 31.59.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Ibrahim Zadran, Afif Hossain, Karim Janat, Fazle Rabbi
Vice-Captain Options – Abu Jayed Rahi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Imrul Kayes, Sharafuddin Ashraf
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen – Ibrahim Zadran (C), Imrul Kayes, Fazal Niazi, Fazle Rabbi
All-Rounders – Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Sharafuddin Ashraf
Bowlers – Karim Janat, Abu Jayed Rahi (VC), Nazmul Islam
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jaker Ali
Batsmen – Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Fazal Niazi, Zakir Hasan
All-Rounders – Afif Hossain (C), Sharafuddin Ashraf
Bowlers – Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Karim Janat (VC), Zia ur Rahman Akbar
The Suggested XIs are made assuming no major changes from both the teams. It was Afghanistan A’s batting that failed in the last game but the bowlers, who were brought in, did a good job. Bangladesh A might continue their winning XI the series at stake.
Afghanistan A’s chances of a 3-1 lead in this series depend on how well they bat.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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