Afghanistan is scheduled to tour Bangladesh in the month of September to play one-off Test starting from 5th September. Rashid Khan-led unit will start their tour with two-day practice game against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI. The one-off Test will be played from 5 to 9th September at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan will be hoping that the side can start their home season on a good note. All-rounder will be keen to make an impression after missing Bangladesh’s tour to New Zealand played earlier this year.
Tamim Iqbal has given a break from Bangladesh Cricket Board due to personal reasons. Shadman Islam has included in the Test squad for this one-off game. Left-handed batsman has played 3 Test matches and scored 193 runs at an average of 38.6. Shadman will be looking to make an impression with the bat against Afghanistan.
Soumya Sarkar will open the innings along with Shadman Islam for this one-off Test. Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim are experienced players in the batting department. Wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been a bankable performance with the bat in the Test format and would be keen to do well in this one-off game against Afghanistan.
Liton Das is the reserved wicket-keeper picked for the one-off Test against Afghanistan. Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain are also decent players included in the squad for this one-off game.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan and Taijul Islam to make crucial breakthroughs with the ball. Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed and Ebadat Hossain are prominent pace options picked for the game.
On the other hand, Afghanistan will be looking to do well against Bangladesh in this one-off game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi and Asghar Afghan to deliver the bulk of runs in this game.
In the all-rounders category, Mohammad Nabi and Javed Ahmadi are players that can offer value with bat and ball. Wicket-keeper Ikram Ali Khil has retained his place in the setup and will be looking to do well in this game.
In the bowling department, the side will be looking towards experienced pace bowler Shapoor Zadran to make early inroads with the new-ball. Rashid Khan and Qais Ahmad are prominent bowling options for the side for this game.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 2019 Schedule
One-off Test –Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Thursday, September 5 2019, at 04:00 GMT