Bangladesh will host Afghanistan for a three-match ODI series and two T20Is. The first ODI would be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Wednesday. Both the teams last played an ODI against each other during the 2019 ODI World Cup.
They both have featured in a total of eight ODIs out of which Bangladesh have won five games. Among the four ODIs in Bangladesh, both the teams have won two games each. Afghanistan would be featuring in an ODI for the first time at this venue.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Date & Time: 23rd February, at 10:30 AM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
BAN vs AFG, 1st ODI Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to provide a lot of support to the batters and they are likely to pile up a huge total. Bowlers are likely to struggle throughout the game and the team winning the toss might look to bowl first.
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BAN vs AFG, 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs:
Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed/Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
Rahmat Shah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Yamin Ahmadzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazal Haq
11Wickets Fantasy Tips
Top Picks for BAN vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Tamim Iqbal has made 7666 runs in 219 ODIs at an average of 36.85 and a strike rate of 78.60. He has made 14 centuries and 51 half-centuries in this format. Tamim last played an ODI in July 2021 and would be eager to make a roaring comeback.
Shakib Al Hasan has been in great touch for Bangladesh with both the bat and the ball. In the recently completed Bangladesh Premier League, he picked 16 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 14.56, an economy of 5.35, and a strike rate of 16.3. Shakib made 284 runs at an average of 28.40 and a strike rate of 144.16 including three half-centuries.
Rashid Khan has had a great outing in the Pakistan Super League from which he returned before the playoffs. He picked 13 wickets in nine matches at an average of 17.30, an economy of 6.25, and a strike rate of 16.6 including one four-wicket haul.