Bangladesh likely to take top spot at ODI super League
CRICDOT DESK : The Tigers are leading the three-match series with an incredible win in the first ODI against Afghanistan. After winning the second match, Bangladesh will rise to the top of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League table by beating England. Tamim Iqbal’s team will also embrace the series.
So far, Bangladesh has 90 points with 9 wins in 13 matches. The Tigers are in second place in the league table. On the other hand, England is at number one with 95 points in 15 matches. India have 69 points from 12 matches. Team India is at number three in the league table.
Ireland (6 out of 18 matches) and Sri Lanka (72 out of 18 matches) are fourth and fifth in the points table respectively. Afghanistan had a chance to win the match and move up to number four, surpassing Sri Lanka and Ireland at the same time. They lost the first match of the series and remained at number 7. The Afghans currently have 60 points from six matches.
Winning the series will also help Bangladesh improve its ICC rankings. The Tigers are currently seventh behind Pakistan. If they can whitewash Afghanistan, they will overtake Pakistan.
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Not just for the Super League, the Tigers will be sure to win the series with one match left if they can beat the Afghans tomorrow. After losing 6 wickets for 45 runs in the first ODI, Bangladesh won by 4 wickets with the heroic batting of Afif Hossain and Mehedi Hasan Miraj. When everyone, including captain Tamim Iqbal, gave up hope of victory, the Afif-Miraj duo reached the target for a record 174-run stand for the seventh wicket. Afif and Miraj are both unbeaten on 93 and 61, respectively. Both of them played their highest individual innings in ODI cricket and brought a memorable victory to Bangladesh.
The Afghans are disappointed with the way they lost the match yesterday. However, the visiting captain Hashmatullah Shahidi wants to forget the memories of the first match. Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the second ODI in a ‘survival match’.
Shahidi said, ‘I think we made 30 runs less. But Fazal’s start was great. But they have to give credit for the fight. It was the first match, but there are two more games to go and we’ll be back. ”
After an incredible victory in the first match, there is no possibility of any change in the Bangladesh team in the second match. Where Afghanistan can change their XI.
Tamim Iqbal (captain), Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shant, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam, Ebadat Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Yasir Ali Chowdhury and Mahmud. Hasan Joy.
Hashmat Shahidi (captain), Rahmat Shah (vice-captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaj, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hasan, Najib Zadran, Shahid Kamal, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Azmat Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Fazil Haque Farooqi, Rahman, Yamin Ahmedzai and Farid Ahmad Malik.