- Afghanistan vs Bangladesh match prediction: Bangladesh to win
- Afghanistan vs Bangladesh toss prediction: Afghanistan to win the toss and bat first
Afghanistan is gearing up to kickstart their Asia Cup 2023 campaign against Bangladesh at the Gaddafi Stadium. The Tigers, coming off a tough loss to Sri Lanka in their opener, find themselves in a must-win situation to stay in the competition. This article will dive into our Afghanistan vs Bangladesh prediction.
AFG vs BAN Date: September 3, 3:00 PM IST
AFG vs BAN Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- 1 AFG vs BAN Match Preview
- 2 Pitch and Expected Weather Conditions
- 3 Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Dream11 Predictions
- 4 Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Match Prediction: BAN to Win
AFG vs BAN Match Preview
Afghanistan is coming into this match with their A-team, boasting the likes of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who was nothing short of sensational in the recent ODI series against Bangladesh.
But it's not just Gurbaz; they've got a solid lineup including the dependable Ibrahim Zadran and Hasmatullah Shahidi, who will be playing a big part in our Afghanistan vs Bangladesh prediction.
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2 Keeper Batters!
3 Medium Fast Allrounders!
2 Spin Allrounders!
3 Mystery Spinners!
2 Medium Fast Pacers!
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When it comes to the bowling department, Afghanistan has consistently caught their opponents off guard with their bag of tricks. With the spin wizardry of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the world-class skills of Rashid Khan, and the emerging talent of Noor Ahmad, they're all set to put the squeeze on Bangladesh and keep them to a modest total.
Afghanistan possible 11: Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Hasmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Bangladesh is missing the firepower of Litton Das in their squad, a gap that was glaringly apparent in their recent match against Sri Lanka. With the exception of Najmul Hasan Shanto, the top and middle order faltered.
To secure a win in the upcoming match, Bangladeshi batters must step up their game significantly.
The bowlers definitely have a crucial role to play, especially when it comes to taming powerhouse batters like Gurbaz and Zadran. If these two get going, Afghanistan could easily build a colossal run mountain that would trouble Bangladesh.
So, all eyes will be on Taskin and Mustafiz, the seasoned veterans in the bowling department, to maintain their composure and apply the brakes when needed.
Bangladesh Possible 11: Mohammad Naim, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Pitch and Expected Weather Conditions
Lahore is gearing up for a scorching day on September 3, with plenty of sunshine in the forecast and virtually zero chances of rain to spoil the party. The pitch conditions are looking promising for the batters, provided the weather sticks to this script. With the conditions favoring the batsmen, winning the toss could very well translate into opting to bat first.
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Dream11 Predictions
Our AFG vs BAN Dream11 predictions for this match:
- Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Batters: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ibrahim Zadran
- All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Nabi
- Bowlers: Taskin Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman
- Recommended captain: Shakib Al Hasan
- Recommended vice-captain: Hasmatullah Shahidi
Mushfiqur Rahim's wicket-keeping lapses have been hard to ignore, especially on the grand stage. Hence, we've opted for Rahmanullah Gurbaz as our Dream11 wicketkeeper.
However, when it comes to pure batting technique, Rahim's prowess shines through, and he'll be a linchpin alongside Najmul Hasan Shanto and Ibrahim Zadran.
The inclusion of Shakib Al Hasan is a no-brainer. His all-round abilities are indispensable. Joining him are the experienced Mohammad Nabi and the versatile Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
In the pace department, Taskin Ahmed's redemption story has earned him a spot, while Mustafizur Rahman's ability to turn the game in an instant makes him a valuable pick.
We've chosen two of the finest spinners, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Their unpredictability can catch any team off guard.
For leadership roles, Shakib is our captain, given his cricketing acumen. Hasmatullah Shahidi, a natural leader, will serve as the co-captain, bringing stability to our Dream11 lineup.
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Match Prediction: BAN to Win
Bangladesh finds themselves in a tight spot, desperately yearning for a win to keep their Asia Cup dreams alive. They're no strangers to the Afghan challenge, so they will be back on their feet and rise to the occasion.
That's why we picked Bangladesh as our AFG vs BAN match prediction winner.
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Toss Predictions: AFG to win the toss and bat first
As far as our AFG vs BAN toss prediction goes, we think Afghanistan will win the toss and choose to bat first as they want to pile the runs up because the condition is likely to favor batters.
Man of the Match Prediction: Najmul Hasan Shanto
Najmul Hasan Shanto is the man of the match for our AFG vs BAN prediction.
If Bangladesh finds themselves in a chase, the in-form batter is likely to carry the lion's share of the run-scoring responsibility.
Afghanistan vs BangladeshBetting Odds
Afghanistan odds: 2.66
Bangladesh odds: 1.71
In our AFG vs BAN betting odds, we feel like Bangladesh has the upper hand with 1.71 odds. That means, Bangladesh is more likely to win the match.
On the flip side, Afghanistan, with higher odds (2.66), is the underdog.