BAN vs AFG, 3rd ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Jul 11 2023 244 Views

Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh

BAN vs AFG, 3rd ODI


In a bid to salvage their pride, the hosts, Bangladesh, will be eager to secure a face-saving victory in the third and final ODI of the riveting three-match series against Afghanistan. After enduring a dismal outing in the second ODI, suffering a massive 142-run defeat, the Bangladesh team finds itself in dire need of redemption. The loss marked their largest-ever margin of defeat against the Afghans, adding further urgency to their quest for redemption.

Not only have the Bangladesh team been grappling with on-field challenges, but they have also been plagued by off-field drama, which has garnered considerable media attention. In the face of adversity, it is crucial for the team to regroup and exhibit a more resolute performance in the upcoming match. The fate of the series hangs in the balance, and the hosts must summon all their resources to avoid a whitewash at the hands of their dominant opponents.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, has been in scintillating form, notching comprehensive victories in the previous two encounters. Their unwavering dominance over Bangladesh in recent games has instilled confidence within their ranks. Particularly noteworthy has been the outstanding form of their opening batsmen, who have been consistently delivering remarkable performances. Such batting prowess provides a significant advantage to Afghanistan and further boosts their belief of clinching a 3-0 series triumph.

As the teams’ gear up for the crucial third ODI, the spotlight inevitably falls on the Bangladesh camp. Amidst ongoing distractions and internal issues, it remains to be seen if the home team can rise above these challenges and deliver a commendable display of cricket. The pressure is mounting, and Bangladesh must muster all their strength, skill, and determination to reverse their fortunes and avoid a whitewash.

With Afghanistan brimming with confidence and Bangladesh yearning for redemption, the stage is set for a riveting clash. Cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate witnessing the outcome of this high-stakes encounter. Will the resilient hosts rise to the occasion and salvage a measure of pride, or will the dominant Afghan side assert their authority and complete a resounding series sweep? Only time will reveal the answers, as cricket fans prepare for an enthralling showdown between these two determined sides.

Match Details

Match: BAN vs AFG, 3rd ODI, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Pitch and Weather Report

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram is considered an excellent venue for batters. Fast bowlers need to rely on their variations to perform well in this setting. Batsmen particularly relish the opportunity to bat here due to the fast outfield, which provides numerous chances to score runs. Additionally, spinners have had a favourable record at this stadium, as they can generate turn from the surface.

The weather forecast indicates overcast skies in Chattogram, suggesting a high-scoring match is on the cards. The pitch allows the ball to come onto the bat smoothly, making it conducive for batsmen to perform well. Historically, bowlers have found it challenging to succeed at this venue. Therefore, the team batting first would need to amass a total exceeding 300 runs to feel confident about their chances.

BAN vs AFG Squads

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

AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, 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: Litton Das (c), Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

AFG: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujib ur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmed, Azmatullah Omarzai

Match Prediction

Bangladesh has faced significant setbacks in both matches as they were thoroughly outplayed. It appears that off-field issues have taken a toll on the team's performance. The batsmen have been struggling, and it is crucial for them to rise to the occasion in order to secure victory and regain their lost pride. On the other hand, Afghanistan holds the advantage with their openers and key bowlers exhibiting excellent form. While we anticipate a closely contested match, the Afghan team appears to have the upper hand. Therefore, our prediction is that Afghanistan will emerge victorious.

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