Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Fans witnessed a nail bitting first match between the teams where the home team Bangladesh emerged victorious. Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 2 wickets in the first match of the T20 series. They successfully held back the Afghanistan batting order, especially in the opening overs, and restricted them to a small total. Later Towhid Hridoy and Shamim Hossain had excellent knocks to chase a total of 155 runs. Towhid Hridoy received the Man of the Match award. Bangladesh will be chasing to win the series in the 2nd and final game whereas Afghanistan will be looking to settle the series in a draw.
The 2nd T20 between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will take place on July 16th, 2023 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, in Sylhet.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Date: July 16, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 05:30 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, in Sylhet
Bangladeshi Tigers won the first game of the 2 matches T20I series and will be hungry to grab the series in front of the home crowd. They chased a short target of 155 runs despite having some struggles in the ending. They had a dominating phase in the first part of the game. They took 3 wickets in the first 6 overs and eventually achieved 87/5. Though they failed to manage the same performance when Afghanistan secured a decent target, their batsmen like Towhid Hridoy and Shamim Hossain took the situation into their hands and clutched the game. All six bowlers took a wicket each and their batting order are performing well which turns out to be a good sign for the home team.
Shakib Al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Rony Talukdar, Mustafizur Rahman, Litton Das, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Rishad Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam.
Players to watch out for:
Right-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper Liton Das is a member of the team. He is a destructive batter who can score significant runs in all game types. In the last game he could not perform well, he was out after being set on the pitch. Hopefully, he will perform in the most important match and show why he is regarded as the best.
At the speed of 130 kph, he is the only bowler to have taken a five-wicket haul in both his first two ODIs and his first two T20Is. In the last game, he took the wicket of the Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan. His most effective deliveries are his cutters and slower balls. He will be the player to watch out in the series.
Possible Playing XI:
Mohammad Naim, Litton Das (C), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam.
Afghanistan had an awful start to the game, they were totally dominated by the home side bowling and they failed to achieve a partnership. They only scored 154 runs which was a very low total to defend. Mohammad Nabi not out innings was the most crucial, he scored 54 runs and helped the team reach that small total. Karim Janat gave his best performance in the game but still failed to win the game. He took a hat trick in the final over of the match while defending just 6 runs. The Afghanistan team will try to fix their batting order for the final as that was the loophole that was exploited by the Bangladeshi bowling. Afghanistan will give their best to draw the series by winning the final game of the series.
Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shehzad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Wafadar Momand, Ibrahim Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
In the last game, Mohammad Nabi proved why he is considered to be one of the best all-rounders in the world. He scored 54 runs not out which was crucial to score at least a low total of 154 runs. With support from his teammates on the other end he can do wonders. He will be a player to watch out for because of his experience in performing at the big games.
He is the most popular Afghani player. He is the top-ranked T20 bowler all around the world. He turns around the game single-handedly with his spin bowling and can also score runs by coming in the middle order. He is always a player to look out for.
Possible Playing XI:
ahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Zia-ur-Rehman.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Head-to-Head
Bangladesh and Afghanistan have played each other in 10 T20 matches. Afghanistan has triumphed six times in these ten encounters versus Bangladesh’s four wins.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Toss Prediction
The toss won’t matter much because there is no side that the pitch favors. In the first game, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl, winning the match. The toss-winning team will decide to bowl.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Pitch Report
The ball stops and grips the pitch, making it difficult to bat against. It won’t be simple for the hitters because both teams have strong spin attacks.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Prediction
Despite the fact that Bangladesh won the first T20I, it was a very close game, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the second one followed. However, had the Afghanistan top order scored much more runs, they would have ultimately lost, and it won’t be difficult to envision them performing that poorly twice in a row. Bangladesh is in good form and might win the final match.
We predict that Bangladesh will win the 2nd T20 at the odds of 1.70.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Right-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper Liton Das is a member of the team. He is a destructive batter who can score significant runs in all game types. In the last game he could not perform well, he was out after being set on the pitch. Hopefully, he will perform in the most important match and show why he is regarded as the best. He will be the player to bet for.