Afghanistan have played impressive cricket in the Asia Cup so far, although the loss to Pakistan will take time to heal. Their three main spinners, however, have been outstanding, none of them conceding more than 3.50 runs per over.
Bangladesh haven't had it so easy. Tamim Iqbal's injury-enforced absence has unsettled the top order. Whether this will relieve the pressure on the three main batsmen - Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah - remains to be seen.