Asia Cup: “It will be difficult for Afghanistan,” Bangladesh skipper Shakib explains why he opt to bat first

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Bangladesh have won the toss in their first game of Asia Cup 2022 against team Afghanistan who were witnessed to be dominating performers against Sri Lanka. Surprising enough, it was Afghanistan’s bowling in the first innings which sealed the season opening win but Shakib Al Hasan thinks otherwise.

“It will be difficult for Afghanistan, so that is what we will look to do. We have three spinners and two seamers – so our bowling is pretty much covered. Afghanistan is a very good side in T20 format, we have prepared well for their bowlers hopefully we can show what we can do. (On Asia Cup) We are all neighbouring countries, everyone wants to watch us play each other so I am happy to be part of such a competition,” Shakib said during toss.