Bangladesh conceded two defeats in three matches in the 14th Asia Cup, which is a wakeup call for the Tigers ahead of going into the crucial Super Four stage battle against Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday afternoon.
The match will begin at 5:30 pm Bangladesh time.
Both Bangladesh and Afghanistan lost their first game of the Super Four stage against India by seven wickets and by three wickets against Pakistan respectively.
But Afghanistan are ahead of the bottom-run Bangladesh in the points table by virtue of better run rate.
Moreover, ICC’s new full-member Afghanistan are morally strong, having a 136-run winning experience against Bangladesh in the group stage clash.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza wants a fight back, though, witnessed worried-face at the dressing-room with early loss of wickets in the last two matches.
Ahead of the game, Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes have been included in injury-hit Bangladesh squad to give a much-needed boost to their batting.