BAN vs AFG: 2nd ODI match prediction
BAN vs AFG: When Bangladesh plays Afghanistan in the second ODI of the series on Saturday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, they will be attempting to mount a significant comeback.
Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 17 runs in a game that was hampered by rain thanks to outstanding performances by Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Ibrahim Zadran. Afghanistan now leads the three-match ODI series 1-0 with this outcome.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, would be eager to make apologies and put on a great performance in an effort to tie the three-match ODI series. In this game that needs to be won, Captain Tamim Iqbal will be counting on the veteran players to show up.
BAN vs AFG: Match details
Match: BAN vs AFG 2nd ODI, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
BAN vs AFG: Match Overview
The majority of the runs will be scored by the team's opening batsmen, Litton Das, Tamim Iqbal, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, and Najmul Hossain Shanto.
Towhid Hridoy for Bangladesh played brilliantly in the previous game and concluded the innings with the highest score of 51 off 69 balls with the aid of three boundaries. Along with Hridoy, Litton Das also scored 26 runs off 35 balls, using two fours and a six.
Hasan Mahmud, Shakib Al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman are just a few of the bowlers the team will be looking to for timely wickets. Taskin Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan both took one wicket in the previous game.
The team will be depending on opener Ibrahim Zadran, skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, and Najibullah Zadran in the batting department. The majority of the scoring will be done by wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi.
Ibrahim Zadran played effectively for Afghanistan in the previous game, finishing the innings with a high score of 41 not out off 58 balls thanks to five boundaries. Along with Zadran, another player who scored 22 runs off 45 balls was wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
The team's bowlers, namely Fazalhaq Farooqi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Saleem Safi, will be counted on to deliver timely wickets. Fazalhaq Farooqi, Afghanistan's preferred bowler in the last game, recorded 3 for 24 in 8.4 overs.
Along with Farooqi, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman also bowled effectively and each took two wickets.
BAN vs AFG: Key Stats
Bangladesh hopes to defeat an in-form Afghanistan with a powerful comeback. Afghanistan and Bangladesh managed to prevail in a game that was postponed due to weather. For Afghanistan in the first game of the series, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Ibrahim Zadran all had outstanding performances. In the first game of the series, Towhid Hridoy and Shakib Al Hasan gave Bangladesh a respectable showing.
BAN vs AFG: Probable XI
Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Towhid Hridoy, Taskin Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Tamim Iqbal (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud
Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mohammad Saleem Safi
BAN vs AFG: Pitch report
The second game of the one-day series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will take place at Chattogram's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
BAN vs AFG: Weather report
The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury surface has been constructed to help the bowlers in several ways. Thunderous thunderstorms and a light breeze are predicted for the day of the game.
BAN vs AFG: Toss prediction
Both teams will want to win the toss, choose to bat first and record a respectable total. At Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury, the first inning averages 222 runs.
BAN vs AFG: Pre-play prediction
Best batter: Tamim Iqbal (BAN), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)
Best bowler: Hasan Mahmud (BAN), Azmatullah Omarzai (AFG)
Best all-rounder: Afif Hossain (BAN), Rashid Khan (AFG)
Player of the match: Tamim Iqbal (BAN)
BAN vs AFG: Match Prediction
Bangladesh will be the slight favorite to defeat Afghanistan based on their recent performance. To tie the three-match ODI series, the host team would be counting on its seasoned players to perform well with bat and ball.
At Chattogram, Bangladesh is likely to defeat Afghanistan and even the three-match ODI series. The odds of Bangladesh winning today's game have increased since they have a stronger batting order and bowling unit than Afghanistan.