It will be BAN vs AFG for the 1st T20I of the 2-match T20I series starting in three days’ time at Sylhet.
Furthermore, talking about the ODI series, Afghanistan has won it today by 2-1 as they were defeated in the last ODI by the hosts.
Batting first, Afghanistan could only muster 126 runs while also losing their full side in the process.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh managed to reach the target in just 23.3 overs and won the game by 7 wickets.
Now, the hosts will look to make a comeback by winning the T20I series against the visitors.
However, they will need to be wary of Afghanistan’s spinners and batters as they have proven their worth in the ODI series.
Therefore, they will plan their strategies according to the opposition and ensure that they win the first game.
Thus, we will get a cracking game between these two sides on the 14th of July.
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I
Venue: Sylhet District Stadium, Sylhet
Date: 14th July 2023
Time: 5:30 PM IST
The wicket at Sylhet has been witness to 8 T20I games wherein teams batting first has won only 1 while teams batting second have won 7 games. Therefore, the team winning the toss should opt to bowl first here. Moreover, the average first innings score at this venue is 153 runs.
Full Squads for BAN vs AFG, 1st T20I
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das (wk), Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Rishad Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed
Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan (c), Wafadar Momand
Probable Playing XI for BAN vs AFG, 1st T20I
Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sediqullah Atal, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Match Prediction for BAN vs AFG, 1st T20I
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that Afghanistan will win this game.
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