BAN vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 05, 2023

Afghanistan is set to resume its tour to Bangladesh as both teams lock horns in the 1st of the 3-match ODI series starting on Wednesday. The match will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan head-to-head record

Of the 11 matches played between the two teams, Bangladesh has won 7, while Afghanistan has won 4.

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BAN vs AFG Team Previews


Bangladesh has played some excellent cricket since the start of this year. They managed to win an ODI against England after a gap of almost 7 years and went on to whitewash them in the 3-match T20 series. That was followed by back-to-back series wins against Ireland in both, ODIs and T20s, as well as a win in the one-off Test Match.

Their form has spilled over to this series too, as they registered their biggest-ever Test win, defeating Afghanistan by 546 runs. Bangladesh will be looking to continue with its winning momentum and hoping to gain an early advantage in this series by winning here.

Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al-Hasan will make a return here after missing out on the Test match due to injuries. Iqbal is the only Bangladeshi batsman to have scored over 8000 runs in his ODI career and will add strength to the top order along with Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy.

Litton Das and Mustafizur Rahim are two of the most experienced batsmen on the team and will play an important role during the middle overs, while all-rounders Shakib Al-Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz add depth to the batting.

Bangladesh is spoilt for choice in the seam department as all its bowlers, including Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, and Hasan Mahmud are in good form. The spin department will be handled by all-rounders Shakib and Mehidy, as well as Taijul Islam. 


Bangladesh Playing 11

Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud.


Afghanistan will be quite disappointed with its effort in the Test match and will be desperate to turn things around here.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran will look to give the team a strong start here. Zadran has been in particularly good form and will be a key player for the visitors. Skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, and Rahmat Shah are likely to feature in the middle order, while Mohammad Nabi, who is back in the ODI squad, will add depth to the batting.

Afghanistan's batting has improved quite a lot in recent times and the emergence of Ibrahim Zadran has a big role to play in that.

But perhaps the biggest boost for Afghanistan will be the return of Rashid Khan, who has recovered from his back injury. In a bid to increase the talent pool ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup, the team has included as many as 5 uncapped players in the squad, including Izharulhaq Naveed, Abdur Rahman, Zia Akbar, Saleem Shafi, and Wafadar Momand.

Azmatullah Omarzai will feature in the pace attack along with Fazalhaq Farooqi, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be seen alongside Rashid in the spin department. 


Afghanistan Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Saleem Safi.

BAN vs AFG Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Chattogram isn’t the easiest to bat on. The skies are expected to remain overcast and the quicker bowlers will get some movement through the air, especially with the new ball. The spinners will get some grip from the surface as the match progresses.

Anything over 280 can be a bit tricky to chase here.

There is a forecast for rain throughout the day and we can expect some interruptions. If the DLS does come into play, it usually favors the team chasing. So that is something the punters should keep in mind. 


BAN vs AFG Betting Tips

While Afghanistan is no pushover, Bangladesh has played very well this year and has an excellent record at home. They have some excellent batsmen as well as all-rounders, who give them an edge in this contest. That said, Afghanistan will not go down without a fight and we can expect a tight contest.

Bet on Bangladesh to win. 


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    Total Runs in the Highest Scoring over of the Match

    Under 18.5 Runs (1.833)


The surface at Chattogram isn’t the easiest to bat on as there is some movement here for the seamers as well as the spinners. The pitch is also two-paced at times, increasing the problems for the batsmen. We are therefore recommending an Under bet here.

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    Ibrahim Zadran Total Runs

    Over 26.5 (1.83)


Ibrahim Zadran has scored 607 runs in ODIs and has an average of 60.7. His knocks include 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries. Seeing his excellent form, we are backing him to play a good inning here.

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    Bangladesh Opening partnership

    Over 30.5 (1.91)


Bangladesh is likely to open with Tamim Iqbal and Najmul Hossain Shanto in this match. Both the batsmen have played well in recent matches and we are therefore backing them to put up a good opening partnership.

Today Match Prediction

Bangladesh To Win the Match, 1.53

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Who will win BAN vs AFG

Bangladesh 72.26% (112)
Afghanistan 27.74% (43)
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