BAN vs AFG – 1st ODI Prediction 05 Jul 2023

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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

ICC World Cup Qualifiers

  • Date: 2023-07-05
  • Start Time: 14:00
  • Location: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
  • Tournament: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI Series
  • Format: One Day International
  • Prediction By: Malcolm Richards

Betting Overview

  • Prediction:
    Bangladesh to Win
  • Best Odds:
    Bangladesh: 2.13
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Wednesday, July 5, will witness the exciting clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, marking the beginning of a three-match ODI series.

  • Tamim Iqbal, the experienced opener, will lead the Bangladesh team, making a comeback after a series of injuries that kept him out of action for some time.
  • The Bangla Tigers’ lineup has received a significant boost with the return of Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the last Test due to a finger injury.
  • On the other side, Afghanistan will be strengthened by the presence of their star players Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who missed the lone Test encounter.

BAN vs AFG – 1st ODI – Venue Details

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Date: July 5th 2023

Time: 14:00 (local)

BAN vs AFG – 1st ODI – Team Previews


Afif Hossain Dhrubo has made his return to the national team and will be eager to make a strong statement with his performance. Najmul Hossain Shanto has experienced a remarkable turnaround in his career over the past year and was also in contention for the Player of the Month award.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz has shown tremendous growth as an all-rounder, and much will be expected from him. Additionally, Bangladesh’s pace bowling unit, which has been outstanding in recent times, will be a focal point of attention.

Bangladesh has showcased impressive cricket since the beginning of the year. They broke a nearly 7-year drought by defeating England in an ODI, followed by a clean sweep in the 3-match T20 series. They continued their winning streak with consecutive series victories over Ireland in both ODIs and T20s.


Litton Das and Mustafizur Rahim, both seasoned batsmen, will hold crucial roles during the middle overs, providing stability to the team’s batting lineup. Shakib Al-Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, as all-rounders, further strengthen the batting depth.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, will welcome the return of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who missed the only Test. Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran will be entrusted with setting a strong foundation for the team at the beginning of the innings. Zadran, displaying exceptional form, will be a pivotal player for the visitors.

The left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi has proven to be a challenging opponent for Bangladesh’s batters, and much will rely on his performances. In an effort to expand the talent pool ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup, the squad includes five uncapped players, emphasizing the team’s focus on nurturing emerging talent.

BAN vs AFG – 1st ODI – Probable Playing XI’s

Bangladesh: T Iqbal (Cap), L Das, Najmul Hossain, Shakib A Hasan, M Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan, H Mahmud, E Hossain, Taijul Islam, M Rahman

Afghanistan: R Gurbaz (wk), I Zadran, R Shah, H Shahidi (captain), Mohd Nabi, N Zadran, Rashid Khan, A Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, F Farooqi, Zia Ur Rahman

BAN vs AFG – 1st ODI – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction

Historically, the pitch in Chattogram has been favorable for spinners, making it conducive for their performance. A competitive score on this pitch would typically be around 250 runs. Considering these conditions, winning the toss and choosing to field first would likely be the preferred strategy.

BAN vs AFG – 1st ODI – Win Prediction

Bangladesh are a very hard side to beat at home and should be able to win against Afghanistan.