2nd ODI Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: All You Need To Know

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan first ODI, the visiting team defeated the home team by the DLS method and is leading the three-match bilateral series. The second match will take place on July 8th at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Though the Bangladeshi side has a higher probability of winning the Afghan side is not going to give up easily.

Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl and they smashed the Bangladeshi top order. The top 4 could not reach 30 runs each but later Towhid Hridoy’s remarkable 51 saved the humiliation. Fazalhaq Farooqi was the player of the match as he took 3 wickets and only conceded 24 runs in 8 overs. Afghanistan could not only bat 21 overs and after scoring 83 runs by only the fall of 2 wickets they won the match through the DLS method.

The 2nd ODI between Bangladesh vs Afghanistan will take place on July 8th, 2023 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.

Match Details to Note

Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 2nd ODI

Date: July 8, 2023                                          

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Bangladesh (Match Odds – 1.57):


In the first game, Bangladesh opened the innings but their top 4 was unimpressive. The rain stopped the innings twice but somehow they managed to score 169 runs. The overs were also reduced to 43 due to rains. Shakib Al Hasan was not good with the bat but he turned the tables when he came with the ball. He bowled 5 overs and only conceded 9 runs with picking a wicket. Though Bangladesh’s bowling was not as impressive as Afghanistan’s it was unfortunate that they could not complete the innings due to rain.

Bangladesh will try to show a comeback in the 2nd ODI and hopefully, the match gets played until the end.

Full Squad:

Litton Das (c & wk), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Zakir Hasan (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Taijul Islam, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Musfik Hasan, Shoriful Islam.

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Players to watch out for:

Shakib Al Hasan:

In ODIs in 2023, the all-arounder has 312 runs from eight innings. With the bat in hand, he bats 39 on average. In terms of bowling, the left-arm spinner has eight wickets to his name, including a four-for.

For the past 20 years, the seasoned all-rounder has been regarded as one of the world’s best all-rounders. With the bat and ball in hand, he has displayed exceptional skill. Shakib will be even more motivated to help his team win now that he has recovered from his finger injury.

Liton Das

The right-hand batsman is a successful ODI player as he scored 5000 runs with an average of 40 runs. He can also contribute with the ball as he has an economy below 5. He will be the player to look out for from the Bangladesh dugout.

Possible Playing XI:

Liton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammed Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Afghanistan (Match Odds- 2.40):


In the last match, Afghanistan had a solid bowling order. They successfully outplayed the Bangladesh top order. Fazalhaq Farooqi was at his top-notch as he picked 3 wickets but unfortunately could not complete his over due to a small injury. Afghan spinners played a crucial role in the wicket-taking. Both Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan took 2 wickets each and did not let the Bangladeshi team build any partnerships.

Afghanistan won the first match on the DLS method and in the game there were hardly any moments where they looked down. The 2nd game will be a nail bitting match.

Full Squad:

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Afsar Zazai (wk), Ikram Alikhil (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Izharulhaq Naveed, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan, Amir Hamza, Bahir Shah, Abdul Malik, Mohammad Ibrahim, Nasir Jamal, Nijat Masood, Noor Ali Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Sayed Shirzad, Zia-ur-Rehman.

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Players to Watch out for:

Ibrahim Zadran

In his first four innings of the year 2023, Ibrahim has amassed 215 runs. His median is 71.66. And guess what? The 21-year-old averaged 71.83 last year in the ODI format. He has been at the top of the order for his team consistently, as evidenced by the figures.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is the second-leading wicket-taker in ODI cricket for Afghanistan. He has taken 100 wickets in ODIs, and his unique bowling style has impressed many. He is an important player in the team and in the last game, he successfully took two wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sayed Shirzad, Izharulhaq Naveed

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Head-to-Head

The 50-over format has seen 12 matches between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. While the Afghans have triumphed in five matches, the former has won seven times. The recent victory of Afghanistan in the first ODI broke Bangladesh’s streak of four victories over the same opposition.

Bangladesh vs AfghanistanToss Prediction

The stadium is famous for favoring the spinners and the team who will win the toss is likely to take the bowl first. In the last game, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl and both the teams might follow the same schedule.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Pitch Report

There is a chance of rain in the 2nd game too. The team who bats in the second innings will have the upper hand in case of rain. The outfield will be fast which will make it easy to score boundaries. We can again witness a match winner decided on DLS.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Prediction

In their recent match against Bangladesh, the Afghanistan team excelled in every area. Even if the home team will be ready to recover, it won’t be simple to crush the visitors. The circumstances are favorable for Hashmatullah and his chums, and the momentum is with them as well. Afghanistan will likely win again, so one may expect that.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Most Recommended Player for Bet:

In ODIs in 2023, the Shakib Al Hasan has 312 runs from eight innings. With the bat in hand, he bats 39 on average. In terms of bowling, the left-arm spinner has eight wickets to his name, including a four-for. He can be the upcoming caption of the team and will be the best player to bet for.

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