Bangladesh vs Afghanistan First ODI Tips - Form and conditions favour the Tigers
- Bangladesh vs Afghanistan First ODI predictions to be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday afternoon, IST
- Bangladesh have won their last 5 completed ODIs
- At Chattogram, Bangladesh have won 9 of their last 12 ODIs
- Afghanistan have lost 3 of their last 4 away ODIs against Bangladesh
- Ibrahim Zadran has scored at least 50 in 5 of his last 8 ODIs for Afghanistan
- Can Bangladesh start the series with a win in favourable conditions?
Can Bangladesh start their series with a win? (Getty Images)
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI I
Bangladesh and Afghanistan will hope to get some momentum into their preparations for the big tournaments ahead with this three-match ODI series. The first match will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday from 1:30 pm IST.
- Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI I
- Head to Head
- Bangladesh Form
- Bangladesh Team News
- Afghanistan Form
- Afghanistan Team News
Bangladesh have a strong record at home and are a formidable force in these conditions. Although Afghanistan has the right tools to stretch the hosts, it could be a tough ask for them to surprise. I am backing Bangladesh to win this match.
- Bangladesh have won their last 5 completed matches (ODIs)
- At this venue, Bangladesh have won 9 of their last 12 matches (ODIs)
- Afghanistan have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches against Bangladesh (ODIs)
- Shakib Al Hasan had taken at least 2 wickets in 4 of his last 5 matches at this venue for Bangladesh (ODIs)
- Ibrahim Zadran has scored at least 50 runs in 5 of his last 8 matches for Afghanistan (ODIs)
Head to Head
Bangladesh played Afghanistan in 11 ODIs, winning seven and losing four. They have won four of the last five, although their lone defeat came in the most recent match last February.
Bangladesh has recently played the one-off Test against Afghanistan they won by a record 546-run margin. The last time they played an ODI was back in May when they toured Ireland and won 2-0 with one match washed out.
The Tigers will have one eye on the upcoming series as the big tournaments of the Asia Cup and World Cup are approaching. Interestingly, both these teams are drawn together in the same group for both those competitions.
This series could be seen as a curtain-raiser for those tournaments as Bangladesh look to sustain their good form in the ODIs.
Bangladesh Team News
Injury to captain Tamim Iqbal remains the only concern for Bangladesh with coach Chandika Hathurasingha refusing to confirm Tamim’s presence or absence.
Afghanistan has made several changes to the ODI side as they look to erase the hurt of that heavy loss in the lone Test. Rashid Khan returns after missing the Test but Noor Ahmad misses out.
The leg-spinner Izharulhaq Naveed gets a call, while new names like Wafadar Momand are given a chance to make their mark.
The visitors will be looking to be galvanised for the white-ball tour, which remains their strongest format. The likes of Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be looking forward to support Rashid.
Afghanistan Team News
Rashid Khan should walk into the side while the bowling could be spin-heavy to suit the slow conditions likely to be on offer at this venue.
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This Bangladesh vs Afghanistan First ODI will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday, starting at 1:30pm IST.
Bangladesh have always enjoyed home conditions and have toppled many big names at home recently. Even if Tamim Iqbal misses out, the side is strong on paper and should start as heavy favourites. Afghanistan shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially with their bowling, but Bangladesh have a slight edge due to their experienced batting unit. I am backing Bangladesh to win this match, while a small wager can be had on Ibrahim Zadran top-scoring for Afghanistan.
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