T20 World Cup 2022: Shakib and Afif out, Bangladesh at 101 for 4
After Liton Das fell prey to an unfortunate run-out and Najmul Hossain Shanto followed him being caught at the boundary area, Shakib Al Hasan and Afif Hossain were trying to build on the foundation the openers left behind. But both Shakib and Afif got out within 12 overs, and Bangladesh are now 101 for 4 in pursuit of the revised target of 151 against India. At the end of the 11th over, Bangladesh were batting at 99 for 2. They needed 52 more runs in the last five overs. Read more: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh need 85 runs in 54 balls vs India as match resumes Asrshdeep Singh removed both Shakib and Afif in the 12th over. Both of them tried to play big shots but could not clear the boundary. At the end of the 12th over, Bangladesh were batting at 101 for four in their Super 12s match against India in Adelaide.
Afif named vice captain of Bangladesh cricket team for Asia Cup
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named top order batter Afif Hossain as the vice captain of Bangladesh cricket team for the Asia Cup 2022 now underway in the UAE. The 22-year old left-hander has played 47 T20 internationals for Bangladesh since making his debut in February 2018. This is the first time when Afif is taking a leadership role in the Bangladesh team. He was among the best players in the world during his U19 cricketing days. Read:Asia Cup: Afghanistan make flying start beating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in opener Shakib Al Hasan is set to lead Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. He was handed the captaincy just before the Asia Cup. During the tour of Zimbabwe, Bangladesh's T20 captain was Nurul Hasan Sohan. Ho suffered an injury on his finger that ruled him out of the Asia Cup too. Bangladesh’s Asia Cup will begin with the match against Afghanistan on August 30. In the second match, Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka who lost their first match to Afghanistan by eight wickets on the opening day Saturday.
Afif propels Bangladesh to 194 in 2nd ODI vs SA
Left-handed batter Afif Hossain scored 72 after a disastrous start by Bangladeshi top-order in the second ODI of the three-match series against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. But the openers failed to set a solid foundation against the quality bowling attack of the hosts. Also read: Tigers now eye series victory against South Africa Bangladesh had lost five wickets before posting 50 runs on the board. Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali failed to settle in the crease. Tamim, Shakib and Yasir fell for 1, 0 and 2 respectively. In the sixth wicket stand, Mahmudullah Riyad and Afif Hossain added 60 runs. This partnership was broken by Tabraiz Shamsi when Mahmudullah was caught by Janneman Malan for 25. On the seventh wicket, Afif and Mehidy Hasan Miraz added 86 runs on the board. Along the way, Afif scored 72 runs. Afif fell prey to Temba Bavuma in the 46th over. In the same over, Mehidy fell to the same bowler for 38. Eventually, Bangladesh ended up on 194 for nine in 50 overs. Also read: Unchanged Bangladesh opt to bat first For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada bagged five wickets conceding 39 in 10 overs. Bangladesh won the first match of the series by 38 runs, which was their first win in South Africa.
Bangladesh post 124 vs Pakistan in third T20I
Bangladesh posted a moderate total of 124 for seven in 20 overs in the third T20I of the three-match series against Pakistan on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. Mohammad Naim guided the hosts scoring 47 off 50 balls. Along with him, Shamim Hossain and Afif Hossain also did well scoring 22 and 20 respectively. The hosts’ batters were missing the x-factor in their batting once again. Both Afif and Shamim got a good start but failed to capitalize on it. Also read: Bangladesh bat first in 3rd T20I with three changes Mohammad Wasim and Usman Qadir scalped two wickets each for Pakistan. Bangladesh are now defending 124 to avoid a whitewash which seems to be inevitable after the first innings of the match. Pakistan won both of the first two matches quite easily. Bangladesh failed to pose any quality resistance in both games. Also read: Shaheen guilty for turn-and-throw that took down Afif After the T20I series, both teams will lock horns in a two-Test series beginning on November 26 in Chattogram, and the second Test will be played in Dhaka from December 4.
Bangabandhu T20 Cup: Dhaka knock Barishal out of the race
Beximco Dhaka knocked Fortune Barishal out of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
BCB President’s Cup: Afif propels Najmul XI to 264
Left-handed batsman Afif Hossain posted a wonderful 98 to propel Najmul XI to a challenging total of 264, also the highest in the event so far, for eight wickets off their allotted overs against Mahmudullah XI on Saturday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Saif, Afif could be next stars of Bangladesh cricket: Mahmudullah
Bangladesh ace all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad believes Mohammad Saifuddin and Afif Hossain, two of the up-and-coming Tigers, are capable of becoming the next big stars of Bangladesh team.
Afif, Naim eye ODI debut as Saif set to return
New faces in Bangladesh ODI set-up, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Naim, said they are hopeful to have the ODI cap in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting from March 1 at Sylhet International Stadium.