Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play match 3 of the Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala on October 7. This will be the first double header of the day, followed by a match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in the afternoon.
Bangladesh were able to win just two of their games at the Asia Cup 2023 – against Afghanistan and India, respectively. They also lost a bilateral series to Afghanistan at home earlier this year by a 1-2 margin. Before the Asia Cup, they lost 2-0 to New Zealand at home in an ODI series. Things have not been pretty good for the team off the field as Tamim Iqbal withdrew from the World Cup after a rift with the team management and skipper Shakib al Hasan. Bangladesh have a few young bowlers who can light up the stage, but their batting, despite having experienced players in its ranks, has been disappointing of late.
Afghanistan, meanwhile, defeated Sri Lanka in the warm-ups, which would give them the confidence to put up a fight against the top teams in the World Cup. The likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi will be looking to give Afghanistan a strong start to their campaign.
Ahead of the match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, here is everything you need to know.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Injury Update
Both teams do not have any new injuries except that Bangladesh will be without Tamim Iqbal for the entire tournament.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Predicted XI
Bangladesh Playing XI
1 Tanzid Hasan, 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (c), 5 Towhid Hridoy, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Hasan Mahmud
Afghanistan Playing XI
1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Najibullah Zadran, 7 Azmatullah Omarzai, 8 Karim Janat, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Details
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Date & Time: October 7, 10.30 AM IST
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (vc), Mushfiqur Rahim
Batters: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Ibrahim Zadran, Towhid Hridoy
All-Rounders: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Dharamsala Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the venue will be good for both batting and pace bowling. The average first innings score here in ODIs is 214 and chasing is the preferred option.
The weather in Dharamsala will be pleasant, with a maximum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius during the day. Rain is not forecast.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The 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 10.00 AM IST.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by Bangladesh||9|
|Matches won by Netherlands||6|
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
Afghanistan nearly defeated Pakistan and India at the 2019 World Cup, so they cannot be underestimated, especially when Bangladesh have not been in good form lately. The result of the match can go either way.