The only Test will be a massive examination for both teams as this has been their weakest format across the game. Although Afghanistan are new to red-ball cricket, Bangladesh have failed to emerge as a Test powerhouse despite being in the format for a long time. They would be keen to emulate their ODI resurgence in this format as well.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Test
Date: June 14 to June 18
Venue: Sher e Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Time: 10 am Local Time / 9.30 am IST
Umpires: Chris Brown, Paul Reiffel
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Test Pitch Report
The Sher e Bangla Stadium has the reputation of being a decent deck. This has often produced decent matches and although batters may enjoy in the first two days, the pitch tends to break down from day 3 onwards.
There is a tinge of grass in it but it looks destined to be a slow pitch with uneven bounce. So winning the toss and batting would be the apt decision for either captain.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Test Weather Forecast
The Dhaka weather for the next 5 days can be an issue. There is a rain forecast for all the five days with a 70 % chance of rain in the last three days of the Test. The temperature will be at around 35° C in the daytime and will cool down to around 27° C at night.
But rain can play a spoilsport in this match. We may see delayed starts and rain-related abruption in the match.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Test Playing XI
Here is the probable lineup of the teams for the Test match-
Bangladesh Playing 11: Tamim Iqbal, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das (C/wk), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Taskin Ahmed
Afghanistan Playing 11: Ibrahim Zadran, Adul Malik, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Bahir Shah, Karim Zanat, Afsar Zazai (wk), Amir Hamza, Yamin Ahmadzai, Mohammed Ibrahim, Zahir Khan
BAN vs AFG Test Match Dream11 Prediction
BAN vs AFG Test Dream11 Team: Check out the Dream11 team for the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Test match-
Wicketkeeper: Litton Das (BAN)
Batters: Tamim Iqbal (BAN), Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN), Rahmat Shah (AFG), Ibrahim Zadran (AFG), Najmul Shanto (BAN)
All-Rounders: Mehidy Hasan (BAN), Karim Zanat (AFG)
Bowlers: Taijul Islam (BAN), Zahir Khan (AFG), Shoriful Islam (BAN)
Captain: Taijul Islam, Vice-Captain: Mehidy Hasan
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