Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Asia Cup, 2023 - Afghanistan vs Bangladesh - 4th Match - 3 September, 2023
The 4th match of the Asia Cup will be played between Afghanistan and Bangladesh on 3rd of September at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Current Form Bangladesh:
Bangladesh have made a poor start to their campaign after registering a loss against Pakistan in the first match.
The top run scorer for Bangladesh in the Asia Cup is Najmul Hossain Shanto with 89 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Bangladesh in the Asia Cup is Shakib Al Hasan with 2 scalps under his belt.
In their first match, Bangladesh bowled first and they conceded a huge total of 342 for 6 in 50 overs. For Pakistan, Babar Azam led the way as he scored 151 runs off 131 balls. Iftikhar Ahmed also shone bright with a valuable knock of 109 not out in just 71 balls. His backfoot play was simply incredible and it seems to be giving him runs. On the back of these two incredible knocks, Pakistan got to 342 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Kushal Bhurtel struck 2 boundaries before getting caught behind off the bowling of Shaheen Afridi. The Pakistani bowlers were really dominating the Nepali batting. Haris Rauf struck important blows in the middle overs and broke the back of the chase. Shadab Khan then finished the proceedings off with a 4-fer as he helped wrap Nepal innings to 104. Pakistan thus won the match by 238 runs.
Current Form Afghanistan:
Afghanistan haven't been in the best of ODI form currently. They have recently lost a 3 match ODI series against Pakistan by 3-0.
They had won a 3 match series against Bangladesh by 2-1 though in July this year.
Players to look out for:
1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz - He has been in great form in ODI cricket. Gurbaz hit centuries against both Pakistan and Bangladesh in the ODI series they played recently. He is a key player for Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2023.
2. Mujeeb ur Rahman- He has been a consistent wicket taker for Afghanistan and can prove to be a lethal weapon for them in the Asia Cup.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Bangladesh
Who will win?- Afghanistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) - Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)- Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Most Sixes – Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)
Player of the Match- Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 265+, Bangladesh 250+
Match Handicap: Afghanistan
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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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