Asia Cup 2014: Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan 5th Match at Fatullah, Mar 01, 2014
Match Teams: Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan
Match Venue: Played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
Match Time: 14:00 local time (08:00 GMT) (13:30 IST)
Toss: not yet
The hosts of the Asia Cup 2014 will be expected to pick up their first victory of the tournament when they take on rookies Afghanistan in Fatullah.There is always going to be expectation," Bangladesh coach Shane Jurgensen said. "We are playing here in our own country, we are going to have the higher expectation and we have to deal with it.Afghanistan have their own concerns after the game against Pakistan, though they performed creditably. Their batting fell away after the second-wicket partnership between Noor Ali Zadran and Asghar Stanikzai. That stand was a bit slow and pushed up the asking rate but such struggles are par for the course when an Associate takes on a Full Member.
Completed matches, most recent first
Bangladesh L L L L W
Afghanistan L W W W W
1.Mushfiqur Rahim is the second Bangladesh captain to score an ODI century at home, after Shakib Al Hasan.
2.Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shenwari have played all 28 of Aghanistan's ODIs so far.
Bangladesh team:Mohammad Ashraful,Mashrafe Mortaza,Abdur Razzak,Alok Kapali,Dolar Mahmud,Farhad Reza,Mahmudullah,Mehrab Hossain,Mushfiqur Rahim,Nazimuddin,Raqibul Hasan,Shahadat Hossain,Shahriar Nafees,Tamim Iqbal,Aftab Ahmed,Shakib Al Hasan,Enanul Haque jnr,Syed Rasel
Afghanistan team:Asghar Stanikzai,Hamid Hassan,KS Sadiq,Mirwais Ashraf,Mohammad Nabi,Mohammad Shahzad,Noor Ali Zadran,NK Mangal,Samiullah Shenwari,Shapoor Zadran,Dawlat Zadran,Hamza Hotak,Najibullah Zadran,Rahmat Shah,Fazal Niazai