And against an Afghanistan spin attack that managed to stifle India, Bangladesh's own bowlers will have to step up to make life easier for their batsmen.
Bangladesh are almost out of the contention for the semi-finals as they currently sit on five points after playing six games.
However, if they manage to win their remaining games and a few other results go in their favour, they might just sneak into the top four.
Last Five ODIs
Afghanistan: LLLLL
Afghanistan’s last win in a competitive ODI game came against Ireland before the World Cup. They beat Pakistan in a warm-up game but have lost all matches played in the tournament thus far.
Bangladesh: LWNRLL
Bangladesh’s last win in their last five encounters came against West Indies. Their game against Sri Lanka was washed out and they lost to Australia, New Zealand and England.
Players to Watch Out For
Rashid Khan: Having been smashed for 110 runs by England, the leg-spinner came back strong against India, recording figures of 1-39. He remains a match winner and will be hard to get away on a pitch that will offer some assistance.
Shakib al Hasan: The world’s number one ranked all-rounder has taken 5 wickets in the tournament thus far and scored a whopping 425 runs. Expect him to be a danger with both bat and ball on the type of surface he is used to playing on.
Team News/Availability
Bangladesh: Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hossain had missed the previous game due to injuries and while the former may not be fit for the Afghanistan clash, the latter might be available for selection.
Afghanistan: There are no injury concerns and they have a full squad to choose from.
Squads
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.

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