Bangladesh and Afghanistan have both been involved in a series that was expected to go down to the wire but has thus far been rather one-sided. Bangladesh lead the one-day international series 2-0. In terms of the series, the third match may be a dead rubber, but it has a massive impact on Cricket World Cup Super League. As a result, a victory here would benefit both teams’ chances of qualifying directly for the CWC 2023. The third match of the series will be held at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, Bangladesh, on February 28, 2022.
BAN vs AFG Team Previews
In spite of their 2-0 lead in the series, Bangladesh has performed below expectations. With their next two matches against England and Ireland, Bangladesh can’t afford to take anything for granted in those two matches either. For the World Cup in 2023, they would like to gain more points in their kitty.
Bangladesh has performed well so far in the series, but that is not what they are looking forward to. It’s a measure of how much they’ve grown since their first game. After a terrible performance in the first game, they rebounded in the second to wreak havoc on Afghanistan.
Overall, it appears that Bangladesh has reached the pinnacle of its potential and is making the most of the circumstances. Their veteran players have performed admirably thus far, and they will be expected to do the same in the upcoming match. They should be able to repeat their performance from the second match and win by a landslide once again.
Bangladesh Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
A win for Afghanistan in the series would have been sweet revenge for the first match when they blew both their execution and their game plan. However, despite having the Bangladeshi batsmen on the mat, they were unable to end the game. Afghanistan, on the other hand, performed much worse than Bangladesh in the second match.
In recent times, Afghanistan’s strength has been their bowling, but the Bangladesh batsmen took that apart easily in the second match. Despite bowling first on a surface that offered some help to the spinners, they still gave up more than 300 runs. On the batting side, they were even worse than they were in the chase, which is saying something.
Regardless of how you look at it, Afghanistan are clearly the second-best team in this series. Their captain is inexperienced, and it is evident in the decisions he has made on the field. This upcoming match is a must-win for Bangladesh, and if Afghanistan can’t do that, they’ll be the underdogs.
Afghanistan Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Azmatullah Omarzai.
BAN vs AFG Betting Tips
As a result of this match’s outcome, the outcome of this series will be influenced by the outcome of this match. That they can defeat Bangladesh is something Afghanistan has proven. This may be the reason for their sluggish start to the series; they haven’t proven themselves under pressure. In addition, Bangladesh appears to be the superior team in this matchup. With that in mind, as well as the previously mentioned factors, betting on Bangladesh to win this third match of the series seems like the best option.