Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Betting: Overview
Afghanistan’s tour of Bangladesh is a coincidence of sorts. The Afghans were originally supposed to visit Zimbabwe in February, but due to end-of-the-moment changes on the Zimbabwean side, the series got cancelled.
Bangladesh confirmed availability to host the series a couple of days back, and now we have a five-match ODI and T20I Bangladesh vs Afghanistan series ready to be played.
The teams are clashing in a bilateral series against each other after more than five years, and we can only wait to see how their showdown goes.
The teams will play a three-match ODI series in the city of Chattogram that will be counted in the ICC ODI World Cup Super League 2020-23 matches, followed by a two-match T20I series in the capital city of Dhaka.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Match 2022 is going to be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on 23rd February, 2022.
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Match Details|
|Date: 23rd February, 2022|
|Match Time: 10:30 AM IST|
|Stadium: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram|
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Betting Odds
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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Tips & Prediction
It is quite difficult to predict whose way this series will go as both teams are facing off in a bilateral series after more than five years. However, here is our analysis that will help serve as a reliable cricket betting tip and prediction in this series.
The performance of both teams, especially Afghanistan, has undergone improvements in the past couple of years and they are going from strength to strength in each of their performances.
Afghanistan has lost only three matches out of the seventeen played in the limited-overs formats in the past two years. In comparison, Bangladesh has had more playing time, but has performed equally well during this period in terms of the number of wins.
Bangladesh has a clear upper hand against Afghanistan in terms of squad experience, home ground advantage, and play-time. Though cricket has witnessed underdogs winning the game several times, we predict Bangladesh to win the ODI series 2-1 and expect a draw in the T20I series.
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Schedule for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (1st ODI)||ODI||23rd February||Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram||10:30 AM IST|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (2nd ODI)||ODI||25th February||Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram||10:30 AM IST|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (3rd ODI)||ODI||28th February||Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram||10:30 AM IST|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (1st T20I)||T20I||3rd March||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||02:30 PM IST|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (2nd T20I)||T20I||5th March||Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||02:30 PM IST|
Take a look at the latest squad updates and key players in both teams before you bet in the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan matches.
Bangladesh has named a fifteen-member ODI squad for the upcoming series, and has made some bold changes. It has dropped senior players like Mohammad Naim, Mithun, Nurul Hasan, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, and Mohammad Saifuddin for this series, and taken four uncapped players in the team – Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Yasir Ali, and Mahmudul Hasan.
There are no other injury concerns with the team as of now.
Bangladesh squad for ODI series
Bangladesh squad for T20I series: Not announced. Keep watching this space for the latest squad updates!
Like Bangladesh, Afghanistan has also experimented with its squad for this series. There’s a telling difference in the squads for both formats though.
For ODIs, the team has dropped Usman Ghani and Sharafuddin Ashraf, who were part of the squad that won the Netherlands series in January this year. Ibrahim Zadran has been brought in as a new player to strengthen the batting order.
In the T20 squad, several of the senior players have been left out− Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Shahzad, Hamid Hassan and Hashmatullah Shahidi, to give space to young players.
Latest: Several squad members of the Afghanistan team have tested COVID-positive on 15th February, and the entire team has been put into isolation for the next 48 hours.
Afghanistan squad for ODI series
Afghanistan squad for T20I series
Here are the top players from both teams that you should consider while placing bets on the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan series:
Tamim Iqbal: The left-handed skipper is one of the most consistent batsman in the team, and brings rich experience that proves valuable in overseas tours. He ranks in the top 20 ODI batsmen in the ICC rankings, and is the highest ODI runs scorer (7666) in the team, with a strike rate of 78.60 and 14 centuries under his belt.
Mehidy Hasan: The young prodigy is a batting all-rounder who bowls right-arm off-spin for the national team. He captained the U-19 team in the 2014 World Cup, and his performance got him to the national team the very next year. He presently ranks fifth in the ICC Bowlers rankings and has a commendable bowling economy of just 4.43.
Rashid Khan: The young leg-spinner has already taken the cricket world by storm with his deadly bowling skills, which is regularly reflected in his performance for the national side as well as in top cricket tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL).
He ranks fifteenth in the ICC ODI bowler rankings and sixth in the T20I rankings. He has an ODI bowling economy of only 4.16 and has 146 ODI wickets under his belt. More than anything else, he has the most exposure in terms of playing with other international players due to his various cricket league associations and that makes him even more valuable.
Mohammad Nabi: The seasoned all-rounder has stood as a rock for the team, playing in the squad since before Afghanistan was eligible to play as an international cricket team. He performs well as a middle-order batsman, and possesses the hard-hitting power that is much needed in the T20 format. He presently holds pole position in the ICC all-rounder rankings for the T20 format.
Both the teams have delivered exceptional performances over the past two years, and are obviously looking forward to maintaining their momentum to improve their rankings in the ICC World Cup Super League table, where Bangladesh ranks second and Afghanistan ranks fifth presently.
In the last five ODI series, Bangladesh has faced only one loss. In their encounter against Zimbabwe last year, the team won the series without conceding a single defeat. Their T20 picture is also promising, as the team won 3 out of the last 4 series. However, the team faced a whitewash in the most recent T20 series against Pakistan at home, where it lost 3-0.
As for Afghanistan, they have won all the bilateral T20 series in the last two years (5 of 5). Their performance in the last two series has been especially noteworthy as they clinched two back-to-back victories over Zimbabwe and Ireland. Their ODI performance is not as brilliant as T20, but the team recently put up a promising performance when they consecutively won two series, against Netherlands and Ireland, without losing a single match.
Key Stats for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
The two teams do not have much of a playing history against each other. However, here are some key stats and facts that you must keep in mind while betting in this Bangladesh vs Afghanistan series:
- The highest total in their ODI encounter is 279 runs. The lowest is 119 runs.
- The highest total in their T20 encounter is 167 runs. The lowest is 72 runs.
- The only time they have met in a bilateral series was in 2016-17, when Afghanistan visited Bangladesh for an ODI series. The visitors lost that series 2-1.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Historical Data
Recent Winners (Bilateral series)
ODI Series: Head-To-Head Record
T20 Series: Head-To-Head Record
Stats source: ESPN
History of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Bangladesh and Afghanistan do not have a long history of bilateral series. The teams balance each other in the limited overs format, with Bangladesh stronger in the ODI format and Afghanistan in the T20I format.
Being only the second bilateral series between both teams, that too after a gap of five years, we expect this series to dish out high-octane matches and offer several betting opportunities to cricket bettors who are looking to have some quality betting experience!
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Betting FAQs
1️⃣ Which are the best sites for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan betting?
While we have already listed five best cricket betting sites in our top table above, the top three sites for the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan series are BETWINNER, 10CRIC, and 10bet.
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2️⃣ When will Bangladesh vs Afghanistan take place?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan series is scheduled to be played from 23rd February-5th March 2022. The first ODI match will start at 10:30 AM IST.
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3️⃣ Where will it take place?
The series will start with an ODI match that is scheduled to be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city of Chattogram (formerly known as Chittagong), Bangladesh.
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4️⃣ Where can I watch Bangladesh vs Afghanistan?
The bilateral series will be broadcasted by different media houses in different countries. Star Sports shall broadcast the matches in India, while Rabbitholebd Sports shall broadcast the matches in Bangladesh.
The most convenient way for bettors to watch the matches and bet simultaneously is to use the cricket livestreaming services provided on mobile phones by most of the best cricket betting apps.
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