Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Bangladesh v Afghanistan only Test
The only Test on the Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Bangladesh have suffered a dip in form recently. After a decent World Cup campaign, they were clean swept by Sri Lanka and have a couple of their leading players missing as they go into this match.
Tamim Iqbal is on a sabbatical and will not be available for this Test match. Mustafizur Rahman has not yet recovered from his back injury and has been replaced by Taskin Ahmed, who is making a comeback to international cricket after a long time.
Shakib Al Hasan has been named the captain. The all-rounder is in brilliant touch and was beaten for the Player of the 2019 World Cup by a thin margin by Kane Williamson.
Afghanistan were beaten by a huge margin by India in their first ever Test but picked up their first Test win against Ireland a few months later.
The team has named Rashid Khan as their new captain. They have vast spinning riches with the likes of Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan and Qais Ahmed. Zahir bagged a five-wicket haul in the first innings of Afghanistan's practice match against Bangladesh cricket board XI and is likely to make Afghanistan's final XI.
The return of Shapoor Zadran will help him form a lethal new-ball combination with Yamin Ahmadzai. If only the Afghanistan batsmen can hold their own against the skillful Bangladeshi spinners, we will get to see a close encounter in Chattogram.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Bangladesh- Shakib Al Hasan (c), Soumya Sarkar, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain
Afghanistan- Rashid Khan (c), Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Ihsanullah Janat, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Ali Khil, Zahir Khan, Javed Ahmadi, Sayed Shirzad, Yameen Ahmadzai, Afsar Zazai, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmad
Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Man of the Match – Shakib Al Hasan
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 230+, Bangladesh 300+
Match Handicap Bangladesh
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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