| 24 Jun 2019, 00:00 | Update : 24 Jun 2019, 18:43
To keep the semifinal dream alive Bangladesh are on field against Afghanistan. In the stage of World Cup cricket the fight between the ten teams has turned critical. Sri Lanka brought down the flying Enland and fuelled the process. Thus hope for other teams have been created. The team tigers do not want to miss the opportunity. To keep the hope live they have to win all the matches scheduled.
The fighters of Mashrafe were defeated against New Zealand after a good fight. Their fight against mighty Australia has won the hearts of cricket loving fans throughout the world. Now the followers of Steve Rhodes are hungry for win.
On the other hand Afghans have played brave cricket against Australia. In the next match they shook India though were defeated. At the moment they are in cheerful mind for their fighting performance. They want to test the Bangladesh team with their spin depended bowling.
In this situation Afghanistan at Rose Bowl in Southampton have won the toss and decided to field first.
Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek are back in the Bangladesh team after recovering from injury. Rubel and Sabbir have been dropped.
On the other hand Hazratullah Zazai and Aftab Alam were dropped from the team of Afghanistan. Daulat Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari were included.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Liton Das, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (captain), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil (wicket-keeper), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.