Three months before their World Cup opener in Dharamshala, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan play an ODI series. Despite their unrecognized rivalry, the two sides are similar. They have only been participating internationally for 14 years, but their players know each other from T20 leagues and don’t like losing to each other. Here is BDIX Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Preview & Live Streaming guide.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Info
|Match:||BAN vs AFG, 1st ODI, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh, 2023|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 05, 2023|
|Time:||08:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Stadium:||Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium|
|TV Broadcaster:||Gazi TV, T Sports|
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Predicted XI
Here are the predicted playing XIs of the Bangladesh and Afghanistan teams.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman
Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Preview
When playing on their own turf, Bangladesh is unbeatable. They have a formidable batting lineup, and their bowling assault is dangerous on certain surfaces. Recent 50-over cricket results for Bangladesh include victories at home over India and Ireland and a defeat at the hands of England.
Among the batters in this series, Najmul Hossain Shanto stands head and shoulders above the rest. Recently, Shanto has been on an incredible streak across all game types. The flashy left-handed opener got hundreds in both innings in the one-off Test against Afghanistan. In addition, in May of this year, in Chelmsford, he hit 117 in an ODI against Ireland.
Also in fine shape and expected to carry the load at the top of the order is Litton Das. He scored 146 runs in three games at an average of 71 to lead the team in the home ODI series against Ireland.
Mushfiqur Rahim, a veteran batsman, will undoubtedly contribute against the opposition. He has scored 383 runs in the last 10 matches, averaging 54.71.
The home team has a plethora of options when it comes to bowling. The greatest danger to Afghanistan will come from Taskin Ahmed. The fast bowler has found his groove, as his pace and deft moves have been frequently dismissing top and lower-order batsmen. In one-day internationals between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan has taken the most wickets (23) with a total of 10. During the middle overs, the skillful spinner will be crucial.
The people of Afghanistan haven’t had it easy recently. In June, they played and lost an ODI series to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. When they get going, though, they pose a serious threat.
Afghanistan has been led by Ibrahim Zadran, who has been exceptional as of late (586 runs in 9 matches, averaging 73.25). The youthful opener has a strike rate of 87.84 and an average of nearly 61 in just 11 ODI outings.
Rahmat Shah is another batsman to watch out for; he has scored 475 runs in his previous 10 outings, averaging 47.50. He has scored 275 runs in 9 games against Bangladesh for Afghanistan at an average of 30.55 in ODIs.
With the comeback of leg-spinner Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s bowling has gotten a significant boost. With 15 wickets in 9 matches against the Bangla Tigers at an economy rate of 3.85, he is the team’s highest wicket-taker in 50-over cricket. Mohammad Nabi, who has played in the last 10 matches and taken 15 wickets at an economy rate of 4.36, will also be useful with his off-breaks on this surface. We also think that youthful off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman will have an important role to play in this series. The 22-year-old has done well in his brief career, taking 81 wickets in 58 One-Day Internationals.
How to Watch Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI Live?
As a cricket fan, you might be wondering where to watch BAN vs AFG 2023 ODIs live. Here is how you can watch Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI officially both on TV and Online.
|Country||TV Channels / Broadcasters|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV, T Sports|
|India||FanCode app and website|
|Live Streaming||Rabbithole App & Toffee|
If needed, you can also search on the internet for unofficial live cricket streaming. You will find hundreds of providers’ unofficial live streams for BAN vs AFG 2023 ODIs. BDIX users can watch bufferless streaming on BDIX TV.
BAN vs AFG 1st ODI: Who Will Win?
When it comes to One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Bangladesh has a better record than Afghanistan, 7-4. Four out of the last five ODIs have gone in the Tigers’ favor. They are formidable foes in their native environment. We anticipate Bangladesh to win the first game of the series with ease thanks to their formidable batting depth and varied bowling attack. Afghanistan’s spinners have a chance to impact the game, but the host team is likely to take advantage of the conditions and expose Afghanistan’s dearth of wicket-taking fast bowlers and batting depth.