Afghanistan won the toss and chose to field

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Afghanistan have already been eliminated from contention for the knockout stage but Bangladesh are still in the hunt for a semi-final berth. However, Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib let it be known at the pre-match press conference that if Afghanistan are drowning, they plan to take the Tigers down with them as the two teams renew their young albeit intense rivalry.

Afghanistan take the field today in one of the shortest turnarounds at the World Cup, less than 48 hours after taking India down to the wire in an 11-run loss at Southampton. Meanwhile, Bangladesh have had three days off to reflect on a valiant fight against Australia that included an unbeaten hundred from Mushfiqur Rahim

Playing XI for Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman.

Playing XI for Afghanistan:

Gulbadin Naib (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Peoples Time/jj

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