Shakib Al Hasan. PC-Getty

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan mentioned Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan will make an enormous distinction when the 2 sides lock horns on Tuesday within the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.

Afghanistan began the Asia Cup 2022 curtain raiser with the demolishing of hosts Sri Lanka in a eight-wicket win on Saturday in Dubai.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman and captain Mohammad Nabi chipped in with two wickets to enhance Fazalhaq Farooqi, who picked 3/11 from 3.4 overs to bowl Sri Lanka out for 105 in 19.4 overs.

Afghanistan Group

Openers Rahmanullah Gurnard (40) and Hazratullah Zazai (37*) displayed some fireworks as Afghanistan chased the goal in 10.1 overs. 

Shakib Al Hasan will make an enormous distinction in Bangladesh facet: Rashid Khan

Afghanistan will tackle a Bangladesh facet which has not too long ago made sufficient modifications within the group administration. Shakib was reappointed as T20I skipper after Bangladesh misplaced each ODI and T20I sequence in Zimbabwe. 

Rashid mentioned Shakib might be a key participant for Bangladesh, however Afghanistan will follow their technique to outplay their opponents. 

It is going to be completely different situations in Sharjah tomorrow. Shakib [Al Hasan] is the skipper, probably the most skilled participant within the facet. It makes an enormous distinction. However we take into consideration our course of. It’s within the gamers’ minds. We all know our roles and jobs tomorrow. We don’t take into consideration the outcome, whether or not we beat them or not,” Rashid mentioned in a press convention on Monday. 

Rashid Khan, Afghanistan Bowler
Rashid Khan (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

We don’t suppose the opposition is weak or robust: Rashid Khan

Bangladesh and Afghanistan have confronted one another in 8 matches in T20Is. Out of those 8 video games, Bangladesh has gained 3 whereas Afghanistan has come out victorious on 5 events.

Regardless of having the higher maintain over their opponents within the shortest format, Rashid dominated out the idea of a weak group on this recreation. 

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan.

We don’t suppose the opposition is weak or robust. You may’t say that in cricket. It’s one thing that you just by no means deal with the results of the sport. For us, each opposition is hard. We’ve to take the opposition significantly, and be properly ready. If we’re taking part in Hong Kong or India tomorrow, we can have the identical preparation,” Rashid acknowledged.

Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play the second match of Group B on Tuesday on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

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