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Will Afghanistan create history at T20 World Cup or will Bangladesh open semifinal gate for Australia?

Will Afghanistan create history at T20 World Cup or will Bangladesh open semifinal gate for Australia?

From nothing to everything. It's time for Afghanistan to create history and work magic. Will their new skipper, Rashid Khan, push the team to the semifinals, or will the Bangladesh dash their dreams?

Afghanistan is performing wonders with both bat and ball, especially in their run control. They have stopped many big teams, with giants like Australia and New Zealand bowing down before them. Now, Afghanistan is set to take on Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Stadium in Saint Vincent in a do-or-die Super 8 game.

On the other hand, Bangladesh has been tumbling like bowling pins, and it’s fair to say they have no chance left in the semifinal scenario. They will play for pride more than anything else. Since India beat Australia by 24 runs in the last game, Afghanistan has a clear chance to qualify for the semifinals if they beat Bangladesh. No run rate is going to play a role; nothing matters except winning.

Ahead of this interesting clash, let’s look at all the crucial factors from pitch conditions to weather reports to the playing XI.

AFG vs BAN Head-to-Head

Afghanistan and Bangladesh have met 11 times in T20Is, with Afghanistan coming out on top six times, whereas Bangladesh has claimed victory five times. When it comes to T20 World Cup meetings, Bangladesh won a game in the 2014 edition against Afghanistan, as Afghanistan were bundled out for 72 runs, which Bangladesh successfully chased down.

AFG vs BAN pitch report

The match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh is scheduled to be played at Arnos Vale Ground, St. Vincent’s, Kingston, the same venue where Afghanistan stunned Australia. The pitch here is considered helpful to the bowlers, which was evident in the last match.

Afghanistan had scored only 148 runs after losing six wickets and bowling out Australia for 127 runs. The pitch produces more moisture in the second inning, making it helpful for spinners and medium pacers to utilize their variations. If the team batting first scores more than 140 or 150, it will be crucial for the second-inning batters to chase.

AFG vs BAN weather report

According to a few weather websites, the weather does not seem promising, with a chance of rainfall and thunderstorms. The evening temperature is expected to be around 27°C. What is more stressful for viewers is the 69% chance of rain. Additionally, the humidity level will be around 80 to 84%, indicating that the weather will be quite humid.

The humidity level is expected to reach 84%, and the weather will be warm and humid, with winds blowing at 24 km/h, which are expected to increase further in an easterly direction.

AFG vs BAN Predicted XI

Afghanistan Predicted XI:

Bangladesh Predicted XI:

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