Afghanistan win by 136 runs
While these two teams entered the tournament hoping for this fixture to be final-like, what they face today is an opportunity to top Group B. Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka on the opening day of Asia Cup 2018 while Afghanistan piled on the misery beating the Lankans rather comprehensively at the end. Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the sixth match of the Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Bangladesh has a slight edge when it comes to head-to-head record with three wins over Afghanistan’s two.
Afghanistan squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Yamin Ahmadzai
Banglades squad: Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque