Bangladesh and Afghanistan are poised for an exhilarating clash in a one-off Test match at the prestigious Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
In their recent encounter with Ireland, Bangladesh showcased their dominance by triumphing with a magnificent seven-wicket victory. The remarkable performance of Mushfiqur Rahim stood out, as he displayed his batting prowess by amassing an impressive total of 126 runs in the first innings, followed by an additional 51 runs in the second innings. Meanwhile, Taijul Islam delivered a stellar bowling exhibition, claiming a remarkable nine wickets across both innings.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, demonstrated their mettle in their previous test match against Zimbabwe in 2021, emerging victorious by a margin of six wickets. Currently engaged in a riveting three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, they have secured one victory in this enthralling contest. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Test cricket odds with them.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz to score 49.5+ in the first innings.
The betting tip is...
Bangladesh to win the game.
Under the captaincy of Litton Kumar Das, Bangladesh's cricket team is gearing up for an exhilarating encounter. Notably, Taskin Ahmed and Zakir Hasan, who were absent from their previous Test match against Ireland in April, have made a triumphant return to the squad. Unfortunately, the esteemed captain Shakib Al Hasan will be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks due to a finger injury sustained during the enthralling ODI series against Ireland last month.
Zakir Hasan is expected to start.
Predicted Lineup: Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Litton Das (c), Tamim Iqbal, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto.
Anticipation builds as the highly skilled Afghanistan pacer, Fazalhaq Farooqi, takes center stage, poised to make a resounding impact with his bowling prowess in the upcoming Test match. Led by the formidable Hashmatullah Shahidi, the Afghanistan team has been showcasing their exceptional form, leaving spectators in awe. With their recent performances, they are primed to challenge the hosts and provide a thrilling competition that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.
F Farooqi is expected to start in the Test match against Bangladesh
Predicted Lineup: Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujib ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazal haq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi.
Afghanistan finds itself confronted by a formidable task as they prepare to face the indomitable Bangladesh team, renowned for its prowess on home soil. To stand a chance against the mighty Bangladeshis, the Afghan squad must elevate their game to new heights, displaying a level of skill and determination that surpasses all expectations. Navigating through the impressive bowling arsenal of the Bangladeshi side will prove to be a daunting challenge for the visitors.
It appears highly likely that Bangladesh will assert its dominance once again, clinching the series with yet another commanding victory. With its unrivaled depth and wealth of experience, Bangladesh stands as an undeniable force that demands respect. The Afghan team must summon all their resolve and ascend to a new level if they aspire to conquer this monumental obstacle before them.