BAN vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 08, 2023

Afghanistan will be looking to clinch the series as it faces Bangladesh for the second of the 3-match ODI series on Saturday. The match will be played at the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan head-to-head record

Both teams have played 12 matches against each other so far. Bangladesh has won 7 of those matches, while Afghanistan has won 5.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Live-streaming and Broadcast

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BAN vs AFG Team Previews


Bangladesh will be very disappointed with their effort in the opening match. They were beaten quite convincingly by the visitors and will be hoping to bounce back here. However, they will now have to cope with Tamim Iqbal’s shock resignation too.

The top-order appeared to be in ordinary form, as senior batsmen like Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Shakib Al-Hasan were unable to convert their starts into a big inning. Towhid Hridoy was the only one who put up some sort of resistance, scoring a gritty half-century to get the hosts to a respectable total.

With the departure of Tamim, there will be added pressure on the likes of Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim to score runs. Rony Talukdar is expected to fill in at the top of the order. Coming to the bowling, Mustafizur Rahman bowled a good spell in the last match and will lead the pace attack here along with Hasan Mahmud and Taskin Ahmed.

Shakib Al-Hasan was brilliant with the ball, giving away just 9 runs in his 5 overs. But the target was too small to defend, especially with the DLS kicking in. He will be aided by Afif Hossain here. 


Bangladesh Playing 11

Litton Das, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman.


Afghanistan will be delighted with the outcome of the first match and they now have a chance of winning their first-ever ODI series in Bangladesh.

The bowlers are in excellent form for Afghanistan as they set the tone for a win on Thursday. The spinners, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan picked up 2 wickets each, while Fazalhaq Farooqi was brilliant early on, picking up 3. There is a lot of firepower in Afghanistan’s bowling as the likes of Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi are in good form too.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran will look to give the team a strong start here. Skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahman Shah, and Najibullah Zadran will add strength to the middle order, while all-rounders Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan add depth to the batting. 

The improvement in Afghanistan's batting is the one reason why it is competing with other more experienced teams with such regularity now.

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 surface at Chattogram has a green top. It has been raining here over the past couple of days and there will be moisture on the pitch, which will be helpful for the seamers. The first 10-15 overs will be especially difficult for the batsmen. A score of around 250 is a par score here.

The weather is expected to be warm and humid with a forecast of rain. 


BAN vs AFG Betting Tips

Afghanistan started the last match as the underdogs but surprised the hosts with their all-round performance. With all the off-field drama going on in the Bangladesh camp, it is bound to affect the morale of the team and we expect the visitors to take advantage of that.

Bet on Afghanistan to win. 


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    Highest score after 15 overs

    Afghanistan (1.95)


With the departure of Tamim Iqbal, who was Bangladesh’s most experienced batsman, we feel that the hosts will struggle to get a brisk start. On the other hand, both Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran are in good form and we can expect them to give a strong opening partnership.

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    Towhid Hridoy Total Runs

    Over 22.5 (1.83)


Towhid Hridoy has shown excellent form ever since his ODI debut. His average is 50.00 and he has scored 23 or more runs in 3 of his last 4 innings, including a half-century in the last match. We are therefore backing him to play another good inning here.

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    Afghanistan Top Bowler

    Fazalhaq Farooqi (4.00)


The pitch at Chattogram is quite helpful to the quicker bowlers. Farooqi has been in good form in limited-overs cricket over the past few months. He was the top bowler for Afghanistan in the last match and we expect him to do so again here.

Today Match Prediction

Afghanistan To Win the Match, 2.40

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Who will win BAN vs AFG

Bangladesh 65.49% (93)
Afghanistan 34.51% (49)
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