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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Second ODI Tips - Turbulence could spur the home team's bounce

Sridhar
07 Jul 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 07 Jul 2023
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  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Second ODI predictions to be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday afternoon, IST
  • Bangladesh have won 5 of their last 6 completed ODIs
  • At Chattogram, Bangladesh have won 9 of their last 13 ODIs
  • Ibrahim Zadran has scored at least 41 in 6 of his last 9 ODIs for Afghanistan
  • Can Bangladesh make a comeback in the series?
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Second ODI
Can the hosts stay alive in the series with a win? (Getty Images)

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Second ODI


Tamim Iqbal’s sudden retirement has rocked Bangladesh after they lost the first ODI to Afghanistan by 17 runs (DLS method). The hosts now need to win the second match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday to keep the series alive.

Bangladesh have been shocked on and off the field, as the team now looks to pick the pieces up. It will be an emotional day for the members even as they try to get their series back on track. I am backing the hosts to get their house in order and win this match.

  • Bangladesh have won 5 of their last 6 completed matches (ODIs)
  • At this venue, Bangladesh have won 10 of their last 13 matches (ODIs)
  • Shakib Al Hasan had taken at least 2 wickets in 4 of his last 6 matches at this venue for Bangladesh (ODIs)
  • Ibrahim Zadran has scored at least 41 runs in 6 of his last 9 matches for Afghanistan (ODIs)
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi has taken at least 3 wickets in 2 of his 4 matches against Bangladesh (ODIs)

Head to Head


Bangladesh played Afghanistan in 12 ODIs, winning seven and losing five. They have won four of the last six, although losing the most recent.

Bangladesh Form


It was a stop-start game in the first match as Bangladesh struggled to put their best performance forward on Wednesday. They could only score 169 for 9 in 43 in a rain-shortened innings.

Only Towhid Hridoy with 51 showed some enterprise as they failed to battle the incisive bowling of the Afghans. With the ball, they couldn’t do much and looked listless.

Rain returned after 21.4 overs but Bangladesh were well-behind the required numbers at that stage. With the series on the line, it will be on the new skipper Litton Das to settle the ship.

Bangladesh Team News


Tamim Iqbal’s sudden retirement has seen Bangladesh call up Rony Talukdar into the side. It could be the reserve opener Mohammad Naim though, who may get a chance here.

Afghanistan Form


Afghanistan were dominant with both bat and ball in the first match and will look to continue that momentum. Fazalhaq Farooqi led the show with the new ball while the spinners also excelled.

Tight lines from Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan saw them take two wickets each. Then with the bat, it was the openers who led the charge quietly for the Afghans.

Rahmanullaz Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran (41*) added 54 for the first wicket to pave their path towards victory. Spinners will once again relish the conditions as Afghanistan look to wrap up the series.

Afghanistan Team News


Fazalhaq couldn’t finish his spell owing to a cramp but captain Hashmatullah Shahidi brushed it away. In case he doesn’t recover, the reserve left-arm seamer in the squad Sayed Shirzad could get a chance.

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What time does Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Second ODI start?

This Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Second ODI will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday, starting at 1:30pm IST.

Verdict

Bangladesh cricket went into the doldrums with the unexpected retirement of Tamim. Yet, Litton is an experienced campaigner and has shown with his calm nature in recent times that he can lead the side. This could be a massive game for the team as they look to stay in the series. I am putting my money on the home side, although they are under pressure. The individual markets for Fazalhaq and Ibrahim Zadran are enticing and can be checked for small wagers.

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