Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Afghanistan

ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Afghanistan
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Match number 31 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.

Afghanistan's confidence must have got a huge boost after a close fight against India as they lost the game by just 11 runs and would come with all their might against Bangladesh.

Interestingly, the venue for Afghanistan will be same as their clash against India and as a result, they would have a much better understanding of the conditions. The pitch also is tailor-made for spinners and Bangladesh will find it tough to tackle the Afghan spinners Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rahmat Shah.

Bangladesh and Afghanistan have met a total of seven times in ODIs, out of which Bangladesh have won four and Afghanistan have won three. The last time that both teams clashed was in the Asia Cup last year where Bangladesh scored 249 and restricted Afghanistan to 246, winning the close game by a narrow margin of three runs.

Afghanistan have not had an anticipated World Cup campaign till now and have lost all of their six matches. Bangladesh have lost three and won one of their last five games. The Tigers are at the sixth spot in the points table with two wins and three losses from six matches. They have five points and still have a realistic chance of making it to the semi-final.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Afghanistan- Noor Ali Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Bangladesh

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Rahmat Shah (Afghanistan), Liton Das (Bangladesh)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Most sixes – Rahmat Shah (Afghanistan), Liton Das (Bangladesh)

Team Scores Batting First – Afghanistan 240+, Bangladesh 260+

*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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