In a key match of World Cup-2019, Afghanistan team will face Bangladesh on Monday at Bowl Stadium in Southampton. Having suffered a one-sided defeat in the first five matches of the tournament, Afghanistan has improved its performance in the last match against the Indian team considered to be the strongest contender of the title.
There is nothing to lose in the current tournament in front of Afghanistan. It is already out of the semi-final race. Afghanistan is at the bottom of the table after consecutive defeats in its second World Cup.
On the other hand, Afghan captain Gulbuddin Naib has warned of spoiling 'sports' of Bangladesh. When asked about his attitude towards the Bengali Tigers, Naib said with a jolly answer,
Hum to doobenge sanam, tumhe bhi sath le doobenge (If we will go down,we will take you down with us)
It is notable that the bowlers of Afghanistan, who scored 397/6 against England, restricted India to only 224/8. Afghanistan had the opportunity to make the biggest turnaround in the tournament, but Mohammad Nabi could not reach the team. Afghanistan suffered a defeat by 11 runs in a close match on Saturday.