BAN vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 03, 2023

Bangladesh and Afghanistan will both come into this match believing they can win. In fact, both teams will see this as a match they can easily win at their best. The odds available for both teams shows just how closely matched they are and we expect some sparks to fly when they take on each other. 

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Head to Head

Bangladesh holds a slight edge in the overall head to head contests as it has won 8 out of the 14 matches played against Afghanistan. However, Afghanistan has won three out of the previous four ODI's against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Live Streaming and Broadcast

The match, and all Asia Cup matches, will be streamed on the Star Sports Network, as well as the Disney Hotstar app in India.

BAN vs AFG Team Previews


Bangladesh was beaten comprehensively in its previous match against Sri Lanka. Najmul Hossain Shanto was the only batter that put up a fight as he top scored with 89 while the rest of the batting crumbled around him. In fact, no one else even managed to cross 20. 

Bangladesh's batting is its biggest weakness and it seems as if its two seniormost players have also regressed in recent times. We are talking about Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, of course. We would not bet on any one of these Bangladeshi batters and in fact, betting against them would be a great option. 

It should be kept in mind that the surface on which the previous match was played was not very good for batting either. 

The bowling unit for Bangladesh is not one that you want to take lightly. They have improved their wicket-taking abilities pretty significantly and have some quality options. Taskin Ahmed brings the pace while Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman are brilliant with their cutters. 

Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Mahedi Hasan ensure that Bangladesh will always ask tough questions of Bangladesh. If Bangladesh has to win this match, then the bowlers have to step up. 


Bangladesh Playing 11

Mushfiqur Rahim, Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud.


Afghanistan will believe this is the edition of the Asia Cup where it takes the step up and walks into the Super-4. In fact, there is not a single team in front of Afghanistan that it would not back itself against. A very close ODI series where Afghanistan pushed a full-strength Pakistan team to the brink on a couple of occasions would have given the Afghans a lot of confidence. 

The area that Afghanistan has really improved is its batting. The emergence of Ibram Zadran is a huge boost and Rahmanullah Gurbaz also seems to have benefitted from exposure to quality bowlers in T20 Leagues around the world. 

Depth in the batting is a bit lacking and the team is very vulnerable to early wickets. 

Everyone knows that the Afghan bowling will feature three quality spinners including Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran, and Mohammad Nabi but their fast-bowling attack is also not bad. The left-arm pace of Fazalhaq Farooqi and Fareed Khan is threat in all conditions and will challenge the Bangladeshi batters. 

If Afghanistan can manage to get one decent inning from its batters, we think the bowlers will be able to keep the Bangladeshi team in check. 


Afghanistan Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

BAN vs AFG Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is likely to want to field first. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The conditions in Sri Lanka have been a bit different from what is usual. The bowlers have got a lot of help fro the surface with some extra swing first up and the pitch being slightly two-paced. The spinners have not get much turn but they can tie down the batters with some consistent bowling. 

There is rain around and we could have some stoppages. 

BAN vs AFG Betting Tips

We think this is a good match to back the underdog. Afghanistan has defeated Bangladesh in three out of their previous four matches against them and we think it has a great chance of winning this one as well. It has the batting to match Bangladesh and its bowling is perfectly suited for Bangladeshi conditions. 

Bet on Afghanistan to win.

Today Match Prediction

Afghanistan To Win the Match, 2.05

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Who will win BAN vs AFG

Bangladesh 54.62% (142)
Afghanistan 45.38% (118)
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