In the 3rd ODI of the ODI World Cup, Bangladesh will come face-to-face with their new rivals from Afghanistan on Saturday at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala.
Bangladesh cricket team is going through turmoil inside their camp and because of internal friction, the morale of the players will be affected for the tournament.
Afghanistan has witnessed a certain rise in the quality of cricket in the white-ball format. They carry a capability of stunning any major opposition in the World Cup. The top bookmakers in India have World Cup odds with them.
Rashid Khan has been performing consistently in the recent ODIs and has picked up 4 wickets in the last 5 ODIs.
The betting tip is...
Rashid Khan to pick 2.5+ wickets.
Afghanistan has scored wins against Pakistan and Bangladesh in recent times in T20 and ODI formats. These wins show that Afghanistan can win matches against big teams. Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be responsible for giving the team a good start with their bat and their star player Rashid Khan will be in the spotlight with his spin bowling.
In 2023, he has played 8 ODIs and has picked up 9 wickets at an economy of 4.66. Team management will have their concerns with the weak middle order as Afghanistan loses its grip on the match in the middle order.
Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Rashid Khan will be the key players for the team.
Predicted Lineup: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
After the Asia Cup 2023 debacle, Bangladesh cricket has gone through major controversies with the exclusion of Tamim Iqbal from the team and skipper Shakib Al Hasan making headlines with his opinion on the selection of the team. However, during their warm-up match against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh looked confident and scored a comfortable win.
Mahedi Hasan picked up 3 wickets in 9 overs while maintaining an economy of 4. Tanzid Hasan (84 off 88), Litton Das (61 off 56), and Mehidy Hasan (67 off 64) gave a good start to the team and took the team closer to the target.
Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan & Shoriful Islam will be the key players for Bangladesh.
Predicted Lineup: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Bangladesh & Afghanistan have a newly invented rivalry in the limited-over format & both teams have good experience playing cricket against each other. They both have faced each other in 15 ODIs out of which Bangladesh has won 9 and Afghanistan stands at 6.
We are in for an absolute thriller between the two and we predict a win for Bangladesh as they have much more experienced players who can handle the pressure during tough times.