As a cricket lover and fantasy cricket player, you will definitely want to know who will win the outcome at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun between the two teams Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is ranked lower than Afghanistan. The ranking may come as a surprise to many, especially since Afghanistan is new to the big league. Nonetheless, the newest entrant to the world of cricket has taken it by storm with Ashgar Stanikzai as the captain and the presence of the sensational spinner Rashid Khan. But Bangladesh has its own stars such as Shakib Al Hasan, the captain, Mosaddek Hossain (who has earned a recall after a year), Soumya Sarkar, and Abu Hider. Unfortunately, Bangladesh’s key bowler Mustafizur Rahman is out with an injury.
The pitch at Dehradun will have bounce and will favor bowlers. This will definitely give Afghanistan an edge and the likes of Rashid Khan will make the ball dance to their spin! However, while most cricketing fans will expect Afghanistan to win the match, considering the team is ranked higher than Bangladesh, it will be Courtney Walsh’s boys who will be the surprise package.
Of course, let’s not forget that Bangladesh’s bowling strength is depleted without Mustafizur Rahman. However, they will expect Mosaddek Hossain, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar and Shakib Al Hasan to perform.
If you have a doubt about Bangladesh winning the third and final T20I against Afghanistan, here are some reasons that will convince you otherwise:
Afghanistan lacks batting depth and depends primarily on Stanikzai, Mohammed Shahzad and all-rounder Mohammed Nabi
In bowling, Afghanistan has a whole slew of spinners who are fantastic. However, relying just on bowlers will not suffice
Bangladesh has a great batting line up that can combat any bowling attack
Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are exciting batsmen, who can transform the face of the game with their hard hitting, which is what is needed for a T20 match
Sabbir Rahman. Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahman, and Soumya Sarkar will also end up scoring runs, especially Hossain, who will want to cement his place in the team