Afghanistan cricket team skipper Asghar Afghan invited Mashrafe Mortaza -led Bangladesh cricket team to bowl first after winning the toss in the sixth ODI of Asia Cup 2018 on Thursday. The match is being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh captain: “We would have batted first as well. We have made three changes. Tamim Obviously is not here, Mushfiqur and Mustafizz are not playing. Two debutants Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto. And another one…er! I have to check. Looks to be a good wicket to bat on and hopefully it will get better. We have to restrict them to a low total and build pressure on them. Our batters have to step up because they are experienced and we have to handle it well.”

Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan captain: “We will bat first. Najibullah Zadran is out, Samiullah Shenwari is playing today. That’s the only change. I think it will be a good batting track and we are looking at a score around 250.”


Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das(w), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Abu Hider Rony, Rubel Hossain

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman