- Bangladesh has chosen to bat first against Afghanistan in Match No 4 of Asia Cup 2023.
- Both teams, part of Group B, are eager for a victory after Bangladesh’s defeat to Sri Lanka.
- In another group, Pakistan leads due to a draw against India caused by heavy rain in Kandy.
In the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2023, Bangladesh has won the toss and elected to bat first against Afghanistan. The game is scheduled to take place today at the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. This encounter holds great significance for both teams, particularly for the Bangladeshi Lions, who are aiming to stage a comeback in the tournament following their defeat to Sri Lanka in the opening match of Asia Cup 2023.
Both Afghanistan and Bangladesh are part of Group B in the competition, with Sri Lanka, the defending champions, currently leading the group. In the other group, Pakistan has secured the top position, thanks in part to their match against India, which ended in a draw due to persistent rain at the Pallkele International Cricket Stadium.
During the second game of the Asia Cup 2023, India set a challenging target of 267 runs for Pakistan. However, the Men in Green were unable to commence their innings due to heavy rainfall in Kandy, leading to the match being abandoned.
Pakistan had a strong start to the tournament, displaying their prowess by defeating Nepal with an impressive margin of 238 runs in the event’s opening match.