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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match Preview: Afghans tested before the Test

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match Preview: Afghans tested before the Test
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Bangladesh team has reached the Dehradun to play a series of three T-20 matches against Afghanistan. The team was welcomed by cultural programs and traditional methods at the Hotel Regenda L.P. As soon as the team arrived, the team was welcomed with a garland of flowers. After this, Team Manager Khalid Mahmood Sujon, Head Coach, Courtney Walsh, Vice-Captain Mohammad Mahmood Ullah and batsman Mushfiqur Rahim held a press conference at the hotel and held talks with reporters about their preparations. The three-match T-20 series will be played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan from June 3 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Raipur, Dehradun. The first match is to be played on June 3 while the second is to be played on June 5 and the third on June 7.

Bangladesh Cricket Board has already announced its team for this series. On Wednesday, the Afghan Cricket Board has announced the list of 16 members in the team on their official Twitter account. Afghanistan’s spinner Rashid Khan joined his team on sunday. Previously he had played in World XI and West Indies XI match on May 31 at London. Along with Rashid Bangladesh opener, Tamim Iqbal had also played with World XI. Tamim also joined his team on Saturday. 

After this T20 Series, Afghanistan will have to play against the No.1 Test Team-India, in a single test. So it is seeming as Afghanistan Pre-Test before their first test. Team India will take action against Afghanistan on June 14.

Afghanistan Team

Asghar Stenzekai (captain), Mohammad Shahzad (wicketkeeper), Najibullah Tirkey, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Jadran, Shamimullah Shinwari, Shafiqullah Shafak, Darwish Rasuli, Karim Janat, Mohammed Nabi, Gulbadin Nab, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Asraf, Mujib ur Rehman, Shapur Jadharan , Aftab Alam

Bangladesh Team

Tamim Iqbal, Mohammed Mahmood Ullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shabbir Rehman Roman, Mustafizur Rehman, Mohammed Rubel Hossein, Lt. Kunmer Das, Musaddek Hossein Miraj, Mohamed Ariful Haq, Mohammed Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mohammed Nazmool Islam Apu, Abu Heather Roni, Abu Javed Chaudhary

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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