In the end, Afghanistan prevailed over the Netherlands in the first match. They batted poorly and only managed a passable total, but their bowling saved them. They are the overwhelming favourite for this match as well, according to every top cricket betting site. Despite their poor performance, the Netherlands are a more evenly matched matchup.
Afghanistan vs the Netherlands 2nd ODI 2022 cricket match prediction and betting tips. In Doha, Qatar, on the 23rd of January 2022, the match will be held at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium
AFG vs NL Team Previews
We expect Afghanistan to be pleased with its performance in the previous match, but we doubt it will be satisfied with its own efforts at the crease this time around. When Rahmanullah Gurbaz got off to a good start but was dismissed cheaply, the other batsmen seemed unconcerned about the run rate.
No matter how many big hits they had, neither of them was able to make it past the 50-point mark and reach the 100-point mark. The middle and lower orders didn’t put up much of a fight, which may have slowed down the top order.
Afghanistan, we believe, will proceed in a similar manner in its upcoming inning. The batsmen will be able to concentrate on helping their team reach a par total, which will free up the bowlers to do their work.
Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, and Mujeeb ur Rahman starred in the previous game. They exploited the conditions to their advantage and kept up the pressure on their opponents. Afghanistan’s bowling prowess is its most significant advantage.
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After restricting Afghanistan to a manageable total in the previous match, the Netherlands would have been pleased, but their batting fell short. Despite Scott Edwards’ 68, the rest of the batsmen struggled on a slow and sluggish pitch. The bowling of Fred Klaassen and Brandon Glover, as well as the fact that most of the Netherlands’ batsmen got off to a good start, are the positives for the Netherlands.
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AFG vs NL Toss Prediction
When the coin toss is thrown, the team that chooses to bat first will want to do so.
To find out how we arrive at our picks, check out our guide to toss predictions.
Pitch and Conditions
Although the weather in Doha will be ideal for cricket, the pitch let us down. Nature gave it a sluggish appearance. That has a massive impact on the outcome of the match for Afghanistan. With world-class spinners, they have an enormous advantage in this situation.
We expect 220 to be the average for the venue, despite the low scoring in the previous match.
AFG vs NL Betting Tips
When it comes to wagering, we believe that the Netherlands is being underpriced, and so we believe there is room to hedge on the Netherlands and then increase our stakes when the odds get better for Afghanistan. It’s only possible to do this when the difference in odds is so great and you expect the underdog to put up some resistance.
However, Afghanistan is still the team to support. In terms of bowling, it has a stronger attack, is better suited to the weather, and its batting isn’t terrible either.
Afghanistan is the favourite to win the game.
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Total Sixes in the Match
Under 7.5 (1.83)
In the previous match, four sixes were hit, all by Afghanistan, and we expect a situation somewhat similar in the upcoming match. The ‘Under’ is a great bet because the surface isn’t ideal for hitting sixes.
Afghanistan’s best cricketer
He is Rahmat Shah (3.60)
While Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 73 in the previous match, we believe Rahmat Shah will come out on top in this one. He does a great job as the catcher and bats through the inning when he’s in the lineup. In the ODI format, his low-risk approach can pay off handsomely.
Written by Dhruv Gupta on 22 January 2022