The ability to win games in the final minutes can make the difference between a good team and a great one. As a result, Afghanistan’s inability to win the first match of the series against Bangladesh exposed many of their weaknesses. Both sides showed there is little to separate them, and neither side should be taken lightly.
As the series nears its conclusion, all eyes will be on game two, which has the potential to decide the series’ ultimate outcome. If Bangladesh wins, the third match will be a non-event, while an Afghanistan victory will tie the series. Afghanistan, on the other hand, would like to win at least one game in this series for the World Cricket League.
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, will host the second match of the Bangladesh-Afghanistan series on February 25, 2022.
BAN vs AFG Team Previews
A win for Bangladesh would have been nice, but they will be disappointed with their performance, despite the fact that they now lead the series 1-0. As a result, their bats were a little too complacent, and they ended up relying on their lower middle-order to save them from a potentially disastrous situation.
After a disappointing performance in the first game, Bangladesh will not be concerned about their chances. They can draw on the expertise of players like Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, who have both seen and assisted their team in recovering from similar outings on numerous occasions. They have experience. However, it will be interesting to see how Yasir Ali responds after being dismissed for a first-ball duck.
With four victories in their last five games, Bangladesh will be full of confidence going into this match. Because they’re playing at home, they’ll have even more of an advantage. Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who both impressed in the first game, will see increased playing time going forward. Afghanistan will face a difficult task if their veteran players are able to contribute more in this upcoming match.
Bangladesh Playing 11
Liton Das(wk), Tamim Iqbal(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Because of their situation, Afghanistan must still be wondering what happened. Despite coming close to a historic victory in the series opener, they were undone by some shoddy bowling and a disastrous captaincy display.
However, even though their bowlers had to deal with the effects of dew while bowling second in the previous match, it was not the cause of their loss. Because of a lack of penetration and an unfortunate decision to take their best bowler out of the attack against the last recognised batting pair against Bangladesh, they could have won more often than not after reducing a team to 6 for 45.
Fazalhaq Farooqui was awe-inspiring earlier in the day when he ripped through Bangladesh’s batting order with his pace, swing, and variety. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman also did an excellent job, but the effect of the dew they were trying to counter did not go far enough. Afghanistan’s performance with the bat was abysmal and they will need to improve. As long as Afghanistan are able to learn from their mistakes, they will be a formidable opponent for Bangladesh in all future games.
Afghanistan Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Fareed Ahmad.
BAN vs AFG Dream11 Prediction
Take a look at Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan’s Dream11 fantasy team lineup for game two of the series. Remember to check back right after the toss for the most current team information.
BAN vs AFG Playing 11
- M Rahim
- T Iqbal
- Najibullah Zadran
- R Shah
- A Hossain (vc)
- S Al Hasan
- M Nabi
- M Rahman
- Rashid Khan
- S Islam
- F Haq (c)
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BAN vs AFG Betting Tips
This is a crucial match, and both teams will give it their all to come out on top. In addition to the series, Afghanistan’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in 2023 are at stake. Because of what happened in the first match, Afghanistan has a lot of room for improvement and may not have the necessary experience to deal with it quickly enough. As for Bangladesh, they have the advantage of playing in front of their own fans, as well as a better-balanced team. That and the other factors cited above suggest that a bet on Bangladesh’s victory is the best bet here.