BAN vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Asia Cup 2022
The second game in Group B of the 2022 Asia Cup sees Bangladesh and Afghanistan meet at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday evening. This is Bangladesh’s opening fixture of the competition whereas Afghanistan got off to a winning start when they beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets on Saturday. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway at 18:00 local time.
Bangladesh have struggled in this format over recent years and were very disappointing in the 2021 IT20 World Cup. However, with a fully fit squad, they have plenty of match winners with both bat and ball.
Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka with 59 balls remaining in the first game of this year’s Asia Cup. This will be a much tougher test although the side will undoubtedly be full of self-belief.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports Network and DD Sports
Asia Cup Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.
BAN vs AFG Match Toss Prediction
Both games in the 2022 Asia Cup have seen the team who wins the toss choose to field first before winning the match. We predict that the captains will both want to bowl first.
BAN vs AFG Pitch Report
This is the first IT20 on this ground since the latter stages of the World Cup last year. The pitch is always slower and offers more turn in Sharjah than in Dubai.
Sunny and hot with evening sun giving way to clear skies. The temperature will be up at 34 degrees at the start of this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match, Asia Cup 2022
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
The Tigers did not do themselves justice in last year’s World Cup but they will be viewing this tournament as an opportunity to get their key players as game-ready as possible for the 2022 World Cup which begins in October. There are no injuries in the squad at the moment.
BAN Key Players
- Shakib Al Hasan – The all-rounder will lead the side in this tournament. He has made a score of over fifty on 103 occasions in international cricket.
- Anamul Haque – The 29 year old keeper-batter hit 76 in his last international appearance and he has built a reputation as a reliable white ball batter.
- Mustafizur Rahman – The vastly experienced bowler is still only 26 years of age but has taken plenty of wickets across all international formats since making his debut back in 2015.
BAN Team Form
Bangladesh have won only two of their last 15 games in this format with the victories coming over Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.
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Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Parvez Hossain Emon, Mahedi Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain
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Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11
AFG Team News
After slipping to a 3-2 series defeat against Ireland earlier this month, there were a few worries that Afghanistan were likely to flop in this Asia Cup 2022. However, they were way too strong for Sri Lanka and we expect them to keep the same side for this match.
AFG Key Players
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz – The 20 year old keeper-batter scored three fours and four sixes in his innings against Sri Lanka. He has hit four half-centuries in IT20 cricket.
- Fazalhaq Farooqi – the left-arm fast medium bowler dismissed Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka and Chamika Karunaratne on Saturday to record his best figures (3-11) in this format.
- Rashid Khan – The leg-spinner conceded only 12 runs from four overs on a wicket which gave more assistance to other styles of bowling. We expect the pitch in Sharjah to be more of his liking.
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AFG Team Form
Afghanistan have won three of their last four IT20s and looked to be many levels above Sri Lanka in their opening match of the campaign.
Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran. Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
BAN vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches
BAN : L W L L L
AFG : W L W W L
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Head to Head
Although Afghanistan lead the IT20 head to head 5-3, the two teams have been well matched since their first meeting in this format in 2014. The last game between the sides saw Bangaldesh win by eight wickets in Mirpur earlier this year.
BAN vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Betting Odds
Bangladesh are favourites with the bookies to get off to a winning start in this year’s Asia Cup. However, based on their win over Sri Lanka, and overall record against Bangladesh, Afghanistan should not be ruled out.
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Who will win Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match?
Afghanistan were very impressive in their victory over Sri Lanka in Dubai on Saturday but a Bangladesh side, with Shakib Al Hasan leading, will be a very different proposition.
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BAN vs AFG Top Team Batsmen
Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Parvez Hossain Emon are our batting picks for Bangladesh. Rahim has scored six IT20 half-centuries.
We recommend Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai and Ibrahim Zadran to be the top batters for Afghanistan. Zazai averages 34.76 and has scored 904 runs in this format.
Odds for Top Team Batsmen
|Top Team Batsman||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||3.91||3.50||4.00||4.00|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||4.14||3.75||5.45||5.45|
|Parvez Hossain Emon (BAN)||4.86||4.50||4.50||4.50|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)||4.21||3.60||3.74||3.75|
|Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)||4.46||3.75||3.74||3.75|
|Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)||4.71||4.00||4.32||4.33|
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BAN vs AFG Top Team Bowlers
Our bowling tips are Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Mohammad Saifuddin for Bangladesh. Saifuddin has a strike-rate of 19.3 in IT20 cricket.
Rashid Khan, Naveen ul-Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi are our bowling choices for Afghanistan. Naveen dismissed opener Pathum Nissanka in the win over Sri Lanka.
Odds for Top Team Bowlers
|Top Team Bowlers||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)||2.54||3.50||3.48||3.50|
|Taskin Ahmed (BAN)||2.74||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Mohammad Saifuddin (BAN)||2.91||4.33||4.32||4.33|
|Rashid Khan (AFG)||3.96||3.50||3.50||3.50|
|Naveen ul Haq (AFG)||4.71||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG)||4.87||4.33||4.32||4.33|
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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Prediction
The hot and dry surface will be no issue for the Bangladesh and Afghanistan players who have played countless games on similar pitches. We are expecting a very close game with Afghanistan fighting hard. Overall, we are predicting a win for Bangladesh in Sharjah.
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Bangladesh are favourites to beat Afghanistan at odds of 1.66