Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI Match Preview

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI

Bangladesh and Afghanistan are two well-known cricket-playing countries in the Asian continent. Both countries are on the list of ICC’s Top 10 cricketing countries. So, the expectation runs always high over them. There are many talented, even renowned, cricketers in both teams. So, regarding Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match, our expectations increase higher.

However, the 3rd One day match is yet to commence in Bangladesh. All the players are prepared well, and mainly the hosts are ready to save their downfall again on the home ground. Let us notice the predicted teams, previews of the teams, etc.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match preview:


Where Afghanistan is dominating the series of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan with the previous two match leads, Bangladesh is looking quite unstable in front of them. Captain Litton Das would not be relaxed with the form of bowling performance his side showed in the last game. The experienced bowling attack could not make a stand up despite the home advantage, and the under-pressure batting line-up did not fire. They will perform for their honor, and Liton wants to see his keys rise to the challenge and bring in a good show in this game.

Md Naim and Litton Das failed in the last match, and the side will need a better show from them at the beginning. They have a trust-worthy middle order and shall like to observe well-bond partnerships between Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Shakib al Hasan. Mushfiqur is an experienced finisher who must do well with Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the lower order.

The Bangladeshi bowling attack has underperformed in the last two matches of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan. So, they will expect a good show from Hasan Mustafizur Rahman and Mahmud with the new ball. Shakib must bring his top-class experience to play and do well in the mid-overs with Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Ebadot Hossain must show his best in the supporting role.


Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi would be satisfied with the performance of his boys. They won the last two matches and spoiled the hosts’ confidence. Afghan batters are stable, and the team leader would like to rely on that. A 3-0 series win would add to the side’s shine and confidence for the upcoming World Cup. Openers Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz fixed a record 256-run first-wicket stand for the team in last Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match. Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, and Najibullah Zadran set the mid-order on fire. So, the captain will expect a good show from them in the last game. Usually, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Azmatullah Omarzai are good in the finishing role.  

It was a devastating bowling performance from the Afghani team. In the next game, they will look for good spells with the new ball from Fazalhaq Farooqi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Nabi and Rashid Khan bowled exact lines in the last match. So, they are quite confident now with their performance in the third away match. Md Saleem Safi and Azmatullah Omarzai need to set themselves in a good supporting role.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Predicted playing 11:

Bangladeshi predicted playing 11:

Litton Das (c), Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Afghani predicted playing 11:

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mujib ur Rahman, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmed, Azmatullah Omarzai

Weather Report

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, is a good venue for batters in the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match. The skies over Chattogram, Bangladesh, would be overcast. So, we can expect a high-scoring match. Batters do well on this pitch as the ball comes onto the bat nicely. They enjoy batting here as the fast outfield offers them plenty of scoring chances.

Bowlers have struggled here previously. Mainly the fast bowlers must do variations to do well at this venue. Spinners have enjoyed a good record here as they can generate turns from the pitch. Any side batting first would need more than 300 runs to feel confident.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Finale verdict:

Bangladesh could have done better in the last two matches of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan. The off-field matters are leaving an impact on the side’s performance. Their batters have been in an unstable stage, and now, the team has to stand up and take the challenge to win this last match to restore their lost pride. Afghanistan is a few steps ahead with the openers, bowling stars in good form. So, the Afghans have the edge, but we expect a power-packed comeback from Bangladeshi tigers too.