Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2023 match in Lahore on Sunday.
Afghanistan are playing their first ever international match today in Pakistan as they take the field against Bangladesh.
In the past, many Afghan players grew up learning cricket in Pakistan while some also featured in the domestic cricket, which includes star all-rounder Mohammad Nabi.
This will also be the first match for Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2023 with their next match in Group B against Sri Lanka on September 5.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh will be looking to bounce back from their defeat in the first match against Sri Lanka since it is a must-win affair for them in order to qualify for the Super 4.
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman