Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Preview, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to know

Bangla Tigers will take on Afghanistan in the 31st game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Here is all you need to know going into this game
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Preview, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to know
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Afghanistan, who almost pulled off a famous victory against tournament favorites India few days ago will take on Bangladesh at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on 24th June 2019 in what will be the 31st match of the tournament. They are yet to win a game but, they have found themselves in winning positions twice in this tournament.

Bangladesh, are placed at sixth position in the points table with two wins, three losses and a washout against Sri Lanka. Some spirited performances from their batsmen led by Shakib Al Hasan, who has scored 425 runs in five matches helped them post victories against West Indies and South Africa. He would be keen to add more runs to his tally and ensure a knockout spot for his nation.

Here's all you need to know about the 31st match of the tournament between Bangladesh and Afghanistan:

Venue: Bangladesh and Afghanistan will lock horns at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

Time: The match will begin at 15:00 HRS IST and the toss will happen at 14.30 HRS IST.

Telecast: The match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network and will be live streamed on Hotstar.

Squads:

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib(c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(wk), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman and Abu Jayed.

Recent form:

Afghanistan: Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost

Bangladesh: Lost, Won, No Result, Lost, Lost

Head to Head:

In ODIs: Played-7, Bangladesh-4, Afghanistan-3

Previous encounter: Bangladesh won by 3 runs at Abu Dhabi on Sep 23, 2018.

In World Cups: Bangladesh and Afghanistan have faced off each against each other only once in World Cups. It was held at Canberra on 18th Feb 2015 and Bangladesh won that game handsomely by 105 runs.

At this venue- The Rose Bowl, Southampton:

Highest total: 373 for 3 by England against Pakistan on 11th May 2019

Lowest total: 65 by USA against Australia on 13th Sep 2004

Avg first innings score: 248

Avg second innings score: 214

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