It will be BAN vs AFG for the 2nd T20I of the 2-match series in two days’ time at Sylhet.
Furthermore, the 1st T20I is in progress wherein Afghanistan has scored 154/7 and has asked the hosts to chase down 155 runs.
Therefore, it will be interesting to see if the visitors are again able to get the better of Bangladesh.
For Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, and Azmatullah Omarzai have played well and taken the visitors to this score.
On the other hand, for Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan picked 2 wickets while the rest of the bowlers got one wicket apiece.
Thus, we can expect the 2nd T20I to be as interesting as the first one between these two sides.
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Date: 16th July 2023
Time: 5:30 PM IST
The wicket at Sylhet has seen a total of 8 T20Is wherein teams batting second have won 7 times. Moreover, the average score at this pitch is 152 with the highest target chased down being 190 by the Netherlands back in 2014. So, keeping the past records in mind, the team winning the toss should opt to bowl first here.
Full Squads for BAN vs AFG, 2nd T20I
Afif Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das (wk), Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, 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, 2nd T20I
Litton Das (wk), Shamim Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan (c), Nijat Masood, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Match Prediction for BAN vs AFG, 2nd T20I
From the team combinations, we can say that it will be an even contest between these two sides.
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