ICC CWC 2023: BAN vs AFG 3rd Match Head-to-Head Records, Key Players, Match Preview, Match Predictions and Betting Tips
The first weekend of the ICC Men’s CWC 2023 is here and it can’t be better than this as the two Asian rivals Bangladesh and Afghanistan are taking on each other on Saturday. Both these teams had been a part of the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023 and in fact, they met each other once in the group stages where Bangladesh got the better of Afghanistan.
In the ICC Men’s CWC 2019, both teams had performed well but in bits and pieces and therefore couldn’t qualify for the next round. In ODIs, they struggle a lot to maintain consistency and they would want to correct it this time. Hence, we have an amazing encounter and it is worth watching. Why just watch when you can play too and win big cash? Follow our articles, to get the latest players’ stats, match previews, match predictions, betting tips and more. Also, check out our latest ICC CWC 2023 Winner Prediction article. Place your cricket bets and get a chance to win big rewards and cash prizes.
ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Match Details
This is match 3 of the ICC Men’s CWC 2023 which will be played on 7th Oct at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamsala. The match will begin at 10:30 AM IST.
It is a beautiful venue in Dharamsala and the ground is at a high altitude. Generally, the pitch offers a lot of runs here and batsmen can enjoy batting here. In the evening time, a dew factor might come into play and therefore teams would want to chase. Due to high altitude, winds flow across the ground and hence the pacers will get assistance in the air. Spinners might not be effective while pacers do.
The venue did not host too many matches and the following are the stats.
The below table shows how both teams have performed against each other so far. Clearly, Bangladesh is a winner and is ahead of Afghanistan.
|Total Matches||BAN won||AFG won||Tie / Draw||No Result|
ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Match Preview
The Tigers were knocked out in the recent Asia Cup 2023 but they finished the tournament with a victory against India in a dead rubber Super 4 match. This suggests that they are a side that put up a fight before going down. They faced Afghanistan in the group stage and defeated them by 89 runs. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmul Hossain Shanto were the centurions while Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam picked up 4 and 3 wickets respectively.
In the ICC Men’s CWC 2019, Bangladesh met Afghanistan in the initial stages of the tournament and they defeated them by 62 runs. The number 1 all-rounder in the ICC rankings Shakib Al Hasan was the player of the match for his 51 runs knock and 5-wicket haul. Other contributions included wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s brilliant 83 and Mustafizur Rehman’s 2 wickets. A complete performance from the Tigers that took them over the line.
They have announced their 15-member squad for the mega event. The southpaw Tamim Iqbal was left out from the squad which could be a blow for them. He is the leading run-scorer in the ODIs for the country. He left the captaincy a few months ago and Shakib Al Hasan is back as a skipper. Some young new talents are included in the team like Towhid Hridoy, Tanzid Hasan, Hasan Mahmud and Tanzim Hasan Sakib. Hridoy had a fantastic Asia Cup 2023 while Tanzim made a dream debut in the ODIs against India in the Asia Cup 2023. This contest would be another thriller for cricket fans because both teams have never-say-die-atitude.
They are in turmoil at the moment as the team couldn’t finish close matches and that’s their real concern. The fighting attitude of the team is quite commendable but they falter in the end and the match slips from their hands. One prime example is their recent defeat against Sri Lanka by just 2 runs in the Asia Cup 2023. They were about to finish the game but some miscalculations from the team and the staff cost them the match and they were eliminated and couldn’t even qualify for the Super 4 round.
They have announced their 15-member squad too. The southpaw Hashmatullah Shahidi is the skipper of the team. Some new faces made their way into the squad. Ikram Alikhil, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai and Abdul Rahman. One of the best Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is also included in the squad. Noor has been sensational this year especially his fine performances for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023.
The Afghans faced Bangladesh in the ICC Men’s CWC 2019 and they lost by 62 runs. The Tigers made 262 for 7 in their 50 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Gulbadin Naib picked up 3 and 2 wickets respectively. In batting, they faltered and couldn’t manage to recover and lost the match. Gulabadin made 47 while Samiullah Shinwari remained not out on 49. This is another chance for them to fight for a win and this stage is the perfect place to do it.
Key Players to Watch
We will take the stats of the recent tournament Asia Cup 2023 to analyze the current performances.
|N Hossain Shanto||2||193||96.5|
|S Al Hasan||5||173||43.2||3||63.6|
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Towhid Hridoy, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Riaz Hassan, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nazibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Predicted Playing XI
Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Nazibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Match Predictions
ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Betting Tips
This is going to be a tough contest between both sides. Bangladesh, based on their track record against Afghanistan, should win the match. However, Afghanistan are expected to come harder this time and show their mettle in this game.
Based on the stats above, this could be the winning fantasy team.
Both sides are rising cricketing nations and no one should be underestimated. Bangladesh have a slight upper hand in head-to-head records. In the recent Asia Cup 2023, they defeated Afghanistan with a comfortable run margin. Can the Afghans pull it off? Join the live action on the match day to find out the result. Join us to start your cricket betting journey with us and win amazing cash prizes on the IPLwin App. Register Now.