Bangladesh has been clinical throughout the series, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with one game remaining. The hosts, who struggled to victory in the first game, responded with a strong performance in the last game and will look to complete the series with a 3-0 win here. Their bowlers have been in excellent form, and the team will take heart from that.
Afghanistan played a catch-up game in the second ODI, and the team was unable to recover from the shocking defeat in the previous game. Their batsmen have appeared rusty, and the team will rely on them to perform well in this game. It’ll be interesting to see if they can avoid a series sweep in this game.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 28th, 2022 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI Match, Afghanistan Tour of Bangladesh, 2022
Date: February 28, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Team Previews
Tamim Iqbal would be pleased with the decisive victory in the second game. They had a scare in the first game, but were saved by their lower middle order. The 88-run victory in the previous game was a clinical display from their batsmen and bowlers. Iqbal wants his team to keep the momentum going and finish the series 3-0.
Liton Das hit a brilliant century in the previous game, but skipper Tamim Iqbal has looked out of sorts and must perform well. With Shabib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, and Mushfiqur Rahim in the middle order, the side has good strength in the middle order, and Rahim comes into this game in good form. Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan have performed admirably with the bat, and they complement Mahmudullah in the lower middle order.
Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam performed admirably with the new ball, and the team expects them to strike early in this game. Taskin Ahmed has performed admirably, and he, along with Shakib and Mehidy Hasan, would like to keep the Afghan batsmen at bay. This attack is bolstered by Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah.
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: Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
In this game, Hashmatullah Shahidi would like his team to fight for a face-saving victory. In the previous game, they were completely outplayed. In both games, their batting looked rusty, with key batsmen failing to contribute. They are up against a strong bowling attack, and Shahidi would prefer to see his batsmen take a more aggressive approach.
Rahmat Shah performed admirably in the previous game, but he will require assistance from Riaz Hassan, who will open the batting for the team. Shahidi, along with Azmatullah Omarzai and Najibullah Zardan, must anchor the innings in the middle order. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi, and Rashid Khan are experienced players who will need to contribute further down the order.
Fazalhaq Farooqi has looked good, and he and Fareed Ahmad will need to make early breakthroughs for the team. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman haven’t taken advantage of the conditions as much as they would have liked, despite the fact that they play an important role in this game. To win this game, the team would also need Nabi and Omarzai to perform well.
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, Ikram Alikhil, Darwish Rasooli, Shahidullah Kamal, Gulbadin Naib, Yamin Ahmadzai, Ibrahim Zadran
Predicted XI: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Azmatullah Omarzai
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Toss Prediction
In the majority of recent games played here, teams have won by chasing scores. The wicket can be difficult to bat on at times, but the conditions improve as the game progresses. In this game, the team that wins the toss will choose to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
In ODI cricket, the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram strikes a balance between batsmen and bowlers. There isn’t much for fast bowlers on this track. The fast outfield here provides numerous scoring opportunities. Spinners have a good track record here in the past.
On February 28, the skies over Chattogram would be clear. In the first two games, the wicket has been slow, and the ball hasn’t come easily to the bat. Batsmen must be cautious on this surface because spinners generate turn. The team batting first would be pleased with a total of more than 280 runs.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
Afghanistan arrived in Bangladesh with a bad reputation, and they haven’t done enough to improve it. Their batting has been disappointing, and they don’t appear to be a match for the Bangladeshi bowlers. Bangladesh’s bowlers are in good form, making them favourites in this competition.
Bangladesh is the favourite to beat Afghanistan at the odds of 1.37.
- Team Bangladesh has won 13 of the last 15 games played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
- Bangladesh’s batting is strong, with Liton Das scoring a brilliant century in the last game.
- Afghanistan’s batting has been weak in the series, with scores of 215 and 218.