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Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2023 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 3. Bangladesh started their campaign with a loss at the hands of Sri Lanka. For Afghanistan, this will be their opening match of the tournament.
Batting first against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh posted a total of only 164. Najmul Hossain Shanto top scored with a knock of 89 runs, while the rest of the batsmen collectively managed to score just 68 runs. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan did a good job with the ball but the total was too little for Bangladesh to defend. Sri Lanka chased it down in 39 overs. Bangladesh will be expecting a much better batting performance in the next game, especially from Shakib, who was able to score just five runs against Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan, meanwhile, come into the tournament after a 0-3 ODI series defeat to Pakistan. But they will take confidence from the fact that they beat Bangladesh 2-1 in a three-match ODI series two months ago.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a century against both Pakistan and Bangladesh recently and will be the batsman to watch out for in this clash. Rashid Khan will be another player Afghanistan will be keeping high hopes from.
Ahead of the ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, here’s everything you need to know
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Injury Update
For Bangladesh, Ebadot Hossain is missing the tournament due to knee injury and has been replaced by Tanzim Hasan. For Afghanistan, Naveen-ul-Haq and Azmatullah Omarzai are missing the entire tournament due to injury.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Predicted XI
Bangladesh Predicted XI
Mohammad Naim, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Afghanistan Predicted XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Gulbadin Naib, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Details
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Date & Time: September 3, 3.30 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Ibrahim Zadran, Towhid Hridoy
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, G Naib, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Vice Captain: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Lahore Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium will provide support to the spinners. It’s not a ground where you will see lots of runs being scored. Teams chasing have a better luck at winning at this venue.
The weather is expected to be clear and skinny with no rain forecast.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2023 Broadcast details
The Asia Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Live Streaming
Disney + hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match. The toss will take place at 3.00 PM IST.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI matches head-to-head
|Matches won by Bangladesh||8|
|Matches won by Afghanistan||6|
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
On paper, Bangladesh appear to be slightly stronger than Afghanistan. But both teams have players who can change the course of the game. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been in fine form lately. For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim could play big roles. Afghanistan recently defeated Bangladesh in an ODI series, so the result of this game could go either way.