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Bangladesh, Afghans to renew regional rivalry at World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Bangladesh reached the quarterfinals at the last Cricket World Cup, has a 4-3 lead over Afghanistan in one-day internationals and has allrounder Skakib Al Hasan averaging 106 in this tournament.

Afghanistan is the only team in the field of 10 at the tournament that is yet to register a win. But the Bangladesh lineup will not be taking anything for granted at Southampton on Monday against Afghanistan, which pushed two-time champion India to the limit in a low-scoring match two days ago at the same venue.

Afghanistan produced a win over Bangladesh at the Asian Cup last year, which Bangladesh avenged in the next contest. And that's the sequence of outcomes in their head-to-heads. There's rain on the forecast for Monday in southeast England, with the chance of a thunderstorm.

Bangladesh has two wins, three losses and had one game washed out already in the tournament.

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