COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh on June 7
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The T20I series between Afghanistan and Bangladesh has already been sealed by the hosts at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Dehradun. Asghar Stanikzai’s men have been clinical throughout the series and managed to steamroll their opponents without muss fuss. The visitors, following a thumping defeat, had the chance to make amends, however, they couldn’t. Shakib and Co. have been shaky, to say the least. Consequently, they have failed to get a lid on the opposition. The final match will be played on Thursday and it has no significance as far as the result of the series is concerned. Bangladesh only have the pride to play for as of now. On the contrary, a series whitewash will come as a massive boost for Afghanistan.
Best economical pick – Mujeeb Zadran has been economical in the two matches but hasn’t been able to get many wickets. He has conceded only 35 runs in the 8 overs, but only has a solitary wicket. Moreover, he went wicketless in the last match. The 17-year old spinner will be itching to bamboozle some batters with his guile and end the series in a grand style.
Top captains & vice captains – Rashid Khan yet another time, turned out to be a bone in the flesh of Bangladesh’s batting lineup. More than the scalps, it was the timing of his wickets that hurt Shakib Al Hasan’s troops. Rashid Khan is the leading wicket-taker in the Twenty20 format in 2018 with 47 wickets in 30 matches. He was the leading T20 wicket-taker in 2017 as well with 80 wickets in 56 games. Mohammaed Shahzad is Afghanistan’s most destructive batsman in the lineup and is a fulcrum of their batting. He looked settled and scored some useful runs in the first two matches. However, he couldn’t find the boundaries frequently and wasn’t at his fluent best. The wicketkeeper-batsman will be keen to come to his own and take his team off to a blistering start
Smart pick – Shakib Al Hasan’s job will be to keep the morale of the team up after the losses. Though Bangladesh can’t win the series anymore, the skipper needs to motivate the team to stand tall and give the Afghans a run for their money. Shakib Al Hasan needs one more wicket to complete 500 wickets in International cricket. He will be the 3rd player after Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi to get 10000 runs and 500 wickets in International cricket.
Cautious Pick – Tamim Iqbal perished for a golden duck in the first T20I and floundered in the run-chase. He couldn’t read Mujeeb and was trapped plumb in front of the stumps. Then played a slow innings in the 2nd T20I.
My XI – Rashid Khan (Captain), M Shahzad (Vice-Captain), Mujeeb Zadran, Shakib al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Asghar Stanikzai, Usman Ghani, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Hider, Samiullah Shenwari, Liton Das