Afghanistan didn’t even win a single match in world cup 2019 till the date. They have played six matches and lost all the six matches of the world cup. And Bangladesh won two out of six matches and if it could put its efforts to win the match against Afghanistan, they can better their chances for semifinals.
“We are already drowned darling, but we’ll take you with us,” – Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Nabi said before the clash against Bangladesh.
Afghanistan Capitan Gulbadin believed in his team and was about to win the match against India but just lost the match by 11 runs. Afghanistan team had given its best in the last two matches and showed a good improvement in the playing strategy.
“You saw against India. India has the best batting attack all over the world. So if the wicket helps our spinners, maybe it’s very difficult for everyone, not only Bangladesh,” – Gulbadin said.
As Afghanistan had some top spinners, Gulbadin believes that if the wickets support the spinners they could win the match against Bangladesh.
“I know Bangladesh also have shown their skills in this tournament, how they played, and they chased 320 against West Indies. Our spinners are one of the best spin attacks in the world. When the wicket is suitable for us, it’s very difficult, not only for Bangladesh but for everyone.” – Gulbadin added.
One of the key advantages of this match for Afghanistan team is Hampshire Bowl pitch which supports spin.
“We struggled a lot in these conditions in the first three or four games. The surface and the wickets are totally different. We didn’t expect it. It’s totally different in the last two games. It’s a very good wicket for us especially, so it’s like Asian conditions, the ball turning, especially in the last game against India. Everyone is just trying to do well, especially the senior players. They have pressure, but every tournament together we’re discussing the small, small things. What’s wrong? What do we want to do to get better?” – Gulbadin Naib.