BAN vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 07, 2023

After much anticipation, the 13th edition of the quadrennial ODI Cricket World Cup kicks off this week. Bangladesh will play Afghanistan for the 3rd match of the Group Stages on Saturday at the HPCA Cricket Stadium in Dharamsala.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan head-to-head record

Both teams have played 16 ODIs against each other to date. Bangladesh has a slight edge here with 9 wins as compared to 6 for Afghanistan.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


BAN vs AFG Team Previews


Over the past few years, Bangladesh has become an increasingly powerful force when it comes to white-ball cricket. Between 2020 and 2022, the team achieved a staggering 70% win rate. However, their form has seen a bit of a dip in the last few months.

They were eliminated during the Super Four stage during the recent Asia Cup and also suffered a 2-0 loss against New Zealand in the run-up to this event. However, a win against India in the Asia Cup shows that the Tigers cannot be taken lightly at any stage.

Bangladesh has a strong batting line-up at its disposal and will bank on it to play well against the spin-heavy Afghan bowling attack. Najmul Hossain Shanto, who was in brilliant form during the Asia Cup, will be the key batsman for Bangladesh as he pairs up with Litton Das to open the batting.

Towhid Hridoy has emerged as a reliable middle-order batsman, while Mushfiqur Rahim brings plenty of experience lower down. Bangladesh has two excellent all-rounders in the form of Shakib Al-Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, both of whom can contribute immensely in all departments.

They will likely be joined by Mahmudullah in the spin attack. Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed have been in good form with the ball and will join Mustafizur Rahman in the seam department, while Hasan Mahmud may also find a spot in the team as the 4th seamer. 

Bangladesh Playing 11

Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.


Afghanistan’s performance in the World Cup has been far from ideal as they have managed to win just 1 of the 15 matches they have played in their two appearances. The last edition saw them get tantalizingly close to winning against teams like India and Pakistan but the lack of experience at the big stage caused them to crack under pressure.

However, the players have had plenty of exposure in the T20 leagues around the World, and that will be an advantage for them. The first thing that crosses the mind whenever one thinks of Afghanistan is the plethora of spin options at its disposal.

The talismanic Rashid Khan will be the key bowler for the team in this match. Khan has shown exceptional form in the IPL over the years and knows the conditions in India pretty well. Joining him in the spin attack will be Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

The batting has been a weak spot for Afghanistan in the past but the opening pair of Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz has shown some excellent form in recent months and will look to give the team a strong start. Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, and Najibullah Zadran will make up the middle order. Their form hasn’t been the most consistent and will need to score runs here.

The seam attack is another weak spot for Afghanistan as they lack experienced pace bowlers. Fazalhaq Farooqi is the most experienced campaigner with 27 ODIs, while Abdul Rahman and Naveen Ul-Haq will play a supporting role. 

Afghanistan Playing 11

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

BAN vs AFG Toss Prediction

The teams batting second enjoy a 60% win rate at the HPCA ground, winning 3 of the 4 ODIs played here. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will likely opt to bowl first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Dharamsala isn’t the easiest to bat on and has seen an average first-inning score of just around 210. The seamers can expect some help early on in the match and the ball does swing a bit. However, once the batsmen settle down, they can play their natural game.

The spinners will find turn in the second half as the pitch roughens up. The weather is expected to be clear with plenty of sunshine and a maximum temperature of 26 degrees. 


BAN vs AFG Betting Tips

Both teams enter this tournament as underdogs and we can expect a closely fought contest. However, we feel that Bangladesh has an edge here thanks to a more rounded team. The Afghanis are a bit lacking when it comes to pace and middle-order batting and that will be a weak spot in their armour.

On the other hand, Bangladesh has most of its bases covered and the dynamic leadership of Shakib is a big bonus.

Bet on Bangladesh to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Rashid Khan Total Wickets

    Over 1.5 (2.10)


Arguably one of the best spinners in limited overs format, Rashid Khan has an excellent record against Bangladesh and has picked up at least 2 wickets in 3 of his last 4 outings against them. We are therefore backing him to do so again in this match.

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    Highest Opening Partnership

    Afghanistan (1.80)


Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have been one of the most consistent opening pairs in recent ODIs. They have two double-century stands in their last 6 innings, one of which came against Bangladesh. We are backing them to do so again.

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    Total Wickets in the Match

    Under 15.5 (2.1)


Just 1 of the 4 completed games on this ground has seen over 15.5 wickets fall. The average number of wickets falling here per innings is 7. We, therefore, see this as one of the markets worth taking a punt on.

Today Match Prediction

Bangladesh To Win the Match, 1.72

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Who will win BAN vs AFG

Bangladesh 65.73% (188)
Afghanistan 34.27% (98)
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