Afghanistan will square off with Bangladesh in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.
The Afghan team has already sealed the three-match T20I series. Asghar Stanikzai-led team is concurrently leading with an unassailable lead of 2-0.
Afghanistan had won the first T20I by a massive margin of 45 runs. Furthermore, they also cruised to a comfortable win by six wickets in the second match. Thus, the Afghanistan team will aim to clean sweep in the ongoing shortest version of the game. However, Bangladesh will like to get a win under their belt.
Moreover, leg-spinner Rashid Khan has continued his rich vein of form for his national side following the completion of Indian Premier League (IPL) while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Subsequently, the leg-spinner Rashid has scalped seven wickets in the two matches. Thus, the mystery spinner is all set to win the Man of the series award.
Let’s take a look at the Predicted Playing XI of Afghanistan:
Mohammad Shahzad had provided a quick start to the Afghanistan team.
The combative right-handed batsman likes to take on the opposition from the get-go.
The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 40 runs in the first match and 24 in the second.
The 21-year-old Usman Ghani has failed to get going in the previous match.
The Afghan opener crawled to 21 runs off 31 balls. Thus, Ghani would aim to make a better comeback.
Asghar Stanikzai is leading the Afghan troops with all the confidence.
The Afghanistan captain will be happy with his team’s performance.
Najibullah Zadran scored only two runs in the first match.
However, the southpaw batsman didn’t get a chance to bat in the second match. He would be eyeing to settle down with a decent score.
Mohammad Nabi had provided the finishing touches in the second match. The Afghanistan all-rounder scored a quickfire 31 off just 15 balls to take his team over the line.
Shaffiqullah Shafiq scored a blistering 24 off just eight balls in the opening match.
Consequently, Shafiq late blitz had helped Afghanistan in reaching 167.
Samiullah Shenwari scored a fine 49 in the last match. Furthermore, the right-hander scored a blistering 36 off just 18 balls in the first match of the series.
Rashid Khan needs no introduction in the Afghanistan side. The mystery leg-spinner has continued to spread his magic in the shortest format.
Therefore, Rashid will like to continue with his dream form.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman:
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is keeping a tight grip on the proceedings.
The mystery spinner is not letting the batsmen off the hook. Thus, Rahman is producing economical spell for his side.
Karim Janat has scalped two wickets thus far in the two matches.
Hence, the 19-year-old medium pacer will like to deliver the goods in the final match.
Afghanistan will like to clean sweep Bangladesh.
Shapoor Zadran has taken four wickets in the series so far. However, the lanky fast bowler has turned out to be expensive for Afghanistan.