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Tigers to start Asia Cup journey with Afghanistan match

Bangladesh are set to begin the journey of “T20 Asia Cup 2022” as they take on Afghanistan in their first match at the UAE’s Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

The match kicks off at 8:00 pm as per Bangladesh Time which will be aired live on T Sports and Nagorik Television.

Afghanistan had already showed their dominating performance in the first match against Sri Lanka winning by eight wickets with almost 10 overs in hand.

On the other hand, the Tigers remain determined to achieve their goal as they looked groomed up well under Shakib Al Hasan’s captaincy.

As Shakib began his third term as T20 captain of the team, he will play his 100th match in this format as only the third batter from Tigers den after former captain Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim.

Bangladesh Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain (vice-captain), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Naim Sheikh, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon and Taskin Ahmed.

Afghanistan Squad: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran (vice-captain), Afsar Zazai (WK), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujib ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Rashid Khan and Samiullah Shinwari.