Southampton, Jun 24: Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib won the toss and opted to bowl against Bangladesh in a World Cup match here at The Rose Bowl on Monday.
Afghanistan made two changes in their team with Dawlat and Shenwari replacing Alam and Zazai for this match. Meanwhile, Bangladesh also made two changes in their team as Saifuddin and Mosaddek came in place of Rubel and Sabbir.
Bangladesh are still in the reckoning for ICC Men Cricket World Cup 2019 semifinal berth with five points from six matches. The Tigers, who have two wins from six matches, will need to win against Afghanistan to remain in contention for a semifinal berth. On the other hand, Afghanistan are at the bottom of the points table after six defeats in as many matches in their second World Cup appearance.
Playing XI -
Afghanistan - Gulbadin Naib(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman