BAN vs AFG ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match Prediction
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (BAN vs AFG)
Time: 07 Oct, 10:30 AM (IST)
Series:: ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match
Venue: Dharamsala, H P
L, L, NR, W, L
L, L, L, L, L
BAN vs AFG Preview:
- After missing a large part of the 2023 Asia Cup through injury, Bangladesh will be delighted to have the in-form Najmul Hossain Shanto back in their side for this tournament. The 25 year old left-hander has had an excellent 2023 so far and he is our pick for their highest run scorer against Afghanistan. Taskin Ahmed has really kicked on under the coaching of Allan Donald and the right-arm fast bowler will cause batters problems throughout this tournament. Taskin is our tip for Bangladesh’s top wicket taker on Saturday.
- Ibrahim Zadran struck 10 fours and one six in his last ODI innings against Bangladesh. The opener averages 53.58 in this format and is only 89 runs from bringing up 1000 ODI runs in his 20th innings. He is a strong choice for Afghanistan’s highest run scorer in this match. Rashid Khan does not have the same reputation in ODIs as he does in T20Is but he is still a very fine bowler in this white ball format. He took wickets in both of his last games, will quickly find the right length on this pitch and we expect him to be Afghanistan’s top wicket taker against Bangladesh.
- With a top score of 117 in ODI cricket, we recommend backing Najmul Hossain Shanto to hit over 31.5 runs in this fixture.
Live Streaming of BAN vs AFG:
TV Channels: This game will be broadcast on Sky Cricket, Sky Sports AFG, Willow TV and Star Sports
Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and Sky Go.
Weather & Pitch Report:
There are no worries of rain interrupting this match and the temperature should not be too hot with a peak of 25 degrees on Saturday. Humidity will increase as the game progresses and be quite high by the end.
The pitch at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium has not hosted an ODI since 2017 but we can expect a pitch with good pace. A par score will be over 320 on this surface on Saturday.
Three of the four ODIs played at this venue have been won by the team chasing a target in the second innings. We predict that both captains will want to field first in this game.
BAN vs AFG Team NEWS:
BAN Team News:
The big surprise for fans of Bangladesh ahead of this tournament was Tamim Iqbal being left out of the squad after he had seemingly proved his fitness. Shakib Al Hasan has a squad without any injuries to select from ahead of this their opening game.
AFG Team News:
Ahead of this game, no injuries have been reported in the Afghanistan squad. In spite of scoring two half-centuries in their last match against Bangladesh, Afghanistan were still well beaten and Hashmatullah Shahidi knows his side need to raise their performance levels across this tournament.
2. Tanzid -Hasan
3. Najmul Hossain-Shanto
4. Shakib Al Hasan(C)
5. Mushfiqur Rahim(WK)
7. Mahedi Hasan
8. Mehidy Hasan Miraz
9. Taskin Ahmed
10. Mustafizur Rahman
11. Nasum Ahmed
2. Sediqullah Atal
4. Shahidullah Kamal
5. Afsar Zazai(WK)
6. Karim Janat
7. Gulbadin Naib(C)
8. Sharafuddin Ashraf
9. Qais Ahmad
10. Fareed Malik
11. Zahir Khan
Both of these two teams come into this game and tournament with genuine aspirations of improving on their lowly finishes in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. They are both comfortable in Indian conditions and a win in this game would act as a springboard for further success. We are predicting a close match but we think that their greater experience and batting depth with quality strike bowlers in the Bangladesh team will be crucial. We are backing Bangladesh to win this match.
BAN vs AFG Key Players:
Najmul Hossain Shanto
The 25-year-old has been given the added responsibility of being vice-captain in the tournament. He has increased his scores and strike rates in this format throughout this year.
Shakib Al Hasan
The skipper is vastly experienced in international cricket but still retains the ability to win a game single-handedly with both bat and ball. He should get some turn and bounce from this surface.
The 28-year-old pace bowler is 10 wickets away from bringing up 100 in this format. He certainly has the ability to reach the milestone in this tournament and he will be hard to face on this pitch.
The left-arm medium-fast bowler will be a new name for many at this Cricket World Cup. However, he has impressed at international level and has a strike rate of 27.2 in ODIs.
The 21 year old comes into the tournament with a strong ODI reputation and his teammates will be looking to him to deliver against the big sides. He hit 75 against Bangladesh in the 2023 Asia Cup.
The keeper-batter has played plenty of internationals over the last couple of years and he has racked up five centuries from only 26 innings in this format.
The right-arm spinner has plenty of variations and is also a very useful big hitting batter down the order. He will give the ball plenty of flight and will be a threat to the best batters in Bangladesh’s side.
The 24 year old right-arm medium fast bowler has a very strong white ball record and has taken 14 wickets from only seven ODIs in his career.
BAN vs AFG Team Forms:
BAN Team Form:
Bangladesh have improved a great deal in ODI cricket over the last couple of years but have won only one of their last five matches in this format.
AFG Team Form:
Afghanistan have been beaten in each of their last six ODIs, a run which stretches back to mid-July.
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BAN vs AFG SQUAD:
Bangladesh (BAN) Squad:
Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Afghanistan (AFG) Squad:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad, Riaz Hassan, Abdul Rahman, Ikram Alikhil
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