Bangladesh will now compete in a two-match T20I series after defeating Afghanistan 2-1 in the three-match ODI series. Both matches will take place on March 3rd and 5th at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
Afghanistan may have an advantage in T20Is due to their superior record and form over the last 2-3 years. They will be aiming to win the T20I series, and a win in the first match will give them an unassailable 1-0 lead. Bangladesh, on the other hand, has been very dominant at home in T20Is, defeating teams from Australia and New Zealand. However, they recently lost the T20I series against Pakistan and will be eager to get back on track.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 3rd, 2022 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I Match, Afghanistan Tour of Bangladesh, 2022
Date: March 03, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Team Previews
Bangladeshis will be led by Mahmudullah, who has only scored 43 runs in three One-Day Internationals. Liton Das is expected to play a significant role after scoring 136 and 86 runs in the last two ODIs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Afif Hossain have also recently run. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan, both all-rounders, will bolster their batting lineup.
They have an experienced pace attack in their starting XI, including Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam. Spin bowling will be handled by Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mahedi Hasan. If required, Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah will provide crucial overs.
You can bet on the following mentioned players from team Bangladesh: Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nasum Ahmed , Najmul Hossain Shanto
Predicted XI: Mahmudullah (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammed Naim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan
In this match, Afghanistan is expected to open with the duo of Hazaratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (who scored 106 runs in the previous ODI). The middle order will be led by skipper Mohammed Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, and Usman Ghani. Afzar Zazai, Darwin Rasooli, and Karim Janat will compete for the final batting spot.
Fareed Malik and Fazalhaq Farooqi, the pace duo, were among the wickets in the ODIs and are expected to have a big impact in the T20Is as well. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rehman will be their main spinners, with Mohammed Nabi providing support. Qais Ahmed will be the reserve spinner and may be called upon if the pitch is favourable to spinners.
Although Rashid Khan is also performing admirably, no one is backing him up. Afghanistan’s Najbollah, R Shah, and Haq will need to perform well if they are to win this match. There will be some very exciting matches.
You can bet on the following mentioned players from team Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran
Mohammad Nabi (c), Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Mujib ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Nijat Masoud, Qais Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Usman Ghani
Predicted XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazaratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Mohammed Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Malik, Karim Janat, Afzar Zazai
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Toss Prediction
Because both teams will be unfamiliar with the conditions, they may choose to bowl first on this pitch in order to put the opposition on the line first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Sher-e-Bangla has been a minefield in recent T20I matches, but based on the ODIs, we expect the track to be balanced. Spinners may have a slight advantage in this competition. In this match, we anticipate average scores of 150-160 runs.
The weather in Dhaka is bright and sunny, with little to no chance of rain on match day. We expect a full match with no external interruptions.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
Afghanistan has made a few changes to their batting lineup and pace attack for this series, but their main strength is their spin attack, which could cause havoc if the pitch cooperates with them. They have been outstanding in T20Is recently. Bangladesh is an experienced team with a strong batting and bowling attack. They must look to carry their strong form from the ODIS into the T20Is. Bangladesh is expected to win this match due to their experienced players’ ability to perform well.
Bangladesh is the favourite to beat Afghanistan at the odds of 1.55.
- In T20Is, Afghanistan has a 4-2 win-loss record against Bangladesh.
- Bangladesh is on an eight-match losing streak in T20Is, dating back to the Super-12 stages of the 2021 World Cup.
- In the last 14 T20Is played on Bangladeshi soil, no team scored more than 150 runs.