T20 World Cup Afghanistan vs Bangladesh match preview: Pitch report, weather forecast and probable players list

Afghanistan’s survival in the tournament depends on this match

ICC T20 World Cup (L) Afghanistan's captain Rashid Khan, (R) Bangladesh's Najmul Hossain Shanto | AP

An engrossing match between Afghanistan, whose survival in the tournament depends on this match and Bangladesh who want to leave the tournament on a winning and high note, will take place on Tuesday. Afghanistan had their monumental win against Australia and is preparing itself to reach the semi-finals of this T20I season. With Bangladesh, already out of the tournament, will they present their toughest ground in front of Afghanistan or will they give up?

Ahead of Tuesday’s Afghanistan vs Bangladesh contest at Arnos Vale Stadium, here are a few things you need to know.

Pitch Report: The pitch is known to be gracious towards the bowlers. As the pitch provides substantial assistance to fast spinners, batsmen tend to not garner high run scores. Considering the dry nature of the pitch, whichever team wins the toss should choose to bat, as it has been favourable to the winning teams in the past.

Weather Forecast: The weather is predicted to be irrational with chances of thunderstorms and rain to occur during the time of the match. With the humidity level expected to be 81% to 83%, the temperature shall float around 28 degrees Celsius.

Afghanistan probable player list: Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Nangeyalia Kharote, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Bangladesh probable player list: Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali, Rishad Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman.

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