BAN vs AFG, 2nd ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Jul 8 2023 253 Views

Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2023 

BAN vs AFG, 2nd ODI


In a highly anticipated clash, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are gearing up to face each other in the second match of the thrilling three-match ODI series on Saturday, July 8. The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram has been chosen as the venue to host this exciting contest.

Following Tamim Iqbal's emotional retirement announcement in a press conference where tears were shed, Bangladesh is expected to introduce a new captain, Litton Das. Notably, Litton previously led the Tigers last year during Tamim's absence from the ODI series against India due to an injury. With prior experience captaining teams in the Bangladesh T20 League, Litton is no stranger to leadership responsibilities.

Meanwhile, as a replacement for the retiring Tamim, the hosts have enlisted Rony Talukdar, a talented player who has showcased impressive performances in the T20I format but is yet to fully establish himself in the 50-over format of the game.

In the opening ODI, Bangladesh suffered a setback as they narrowly lost by 17 runs (DLS method) due to unfortunate rain interruptions. Despite this, Towhid Hridoy displayed great determination, crafting a gritty half-century, although his efforts ultimately went unrewarded. Fazalhaq Farooqi of Afghanistan was adjourned the Player of the Match for his exceptional three-wicket haul that contributed significantly to his team's victory.

As the second ODI approaches, both teams will be looking to make their mark and secure a crucial win. Bangladesh, under the leadership of Litton Das, will strive to bounce back from their previous defeat and level the series. On the other hand, Afghanistan will be aiming to maintain their winning momentum and clinch the series with another impressive performance.

Cricket enthusiasts from around the world are eagerly awaiting this exciting clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, as both teams possess talented players capable of providing captivating cricketing moments. With the stage set at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, fans can anticipate an intense battle filled with thrilling cricket action.

Match Details

Match: BAN vs AFG, 2nd ODI, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Date: Saturday, July 08, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch in Chattogram during the first ODI undeniably provided substantial assistance to the pacers. The bowlers found movement off the surface, extracting extra bounce and swing, which created considerable trouble for the batsmen. The favourable conditions offered fast bowlers ample opportunities to exploit the weaknesses of the batting lineup in the opening game. Given that the pitch is not expected to undergo significant changes for the second match, pacers will once again find themselves in a prime position to make an impact.

The weather forecast reveals a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain throughout the duration of the game. While the precipitation may create some interruptions, it is not expected to have a substantial impact on the match. Temperatures will hover around the 33-degree Celsius mark, providing a warm and conducive environment for players. 

BAN vs AFG Squads

BAN: Litton Das (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Rony Talukdar

AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Riaz Hassan, Shahidullah Kamal, Ikram Alikhil, Zia-ur-Rehman, Wafadar Momand, Sayed Shirzad, Abdul Rahman

BAN vs AFG Probable Playing XIs

BAN: Rony Taulkdar, Litton Das (C), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman.

AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Sayed Shirzad/Zia-ur-Rehman.

Match Prediction

Afghanistan has proven their resilience by securing a victory in the first match, demonstrating that they are not to be underestimated. Moreover, the prevailing inclement weather conditions may once again tip the scales in favour of the team batting second, granting them a potential advantage.

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