BGD vs AFG 1st ODI match prediction 23 Feb 2022

Match date · 23 Feb 2022 · 10:30 IST
BAN vs AFG prediction
  • Mahmudullah has an average of 47.00 against Afghanistan
  • Hashmatullah is the highest ODI run scorer for Afghanistan in the last one year
  • Bangladesh have beaten Afghanistan in five of their 8 H2H ODI matches played
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BAN vs AFG 1st ODI Predictions & Betting Tips

Afghanistan and Bangladesh will battle it out in the first of the three-match ODI series. The first fixture will be held on Wednesday, February 23 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. I have managed to put together three profitable odds from the AFG vs BAN match prediction exclusively for you.

Bangladesh and Afghanistan will cross swords in a three match ODI series before heading into a two-match T20I as a part of the 2022, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh. Bangladesh have won their last two bilateral series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. They beat Sri Lanka by a margin of 2-1 and clean swept Zimbabwe by 3-0. All of the Bangladeshi players will be fresh on practice with their recent participation in the Bangladesh Premier League. The Bengal Tigers will be led by Tamim Iqbal in the ODI series.

Talking about the Afghani troupe, they have performed really well in recent times. They clean swept Netherlands last month by 3-0. Afghanistan has the likes of Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zardan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who have been excellent with the bat. They have world class spinners to operate with including Rashid Khan and Mujeed Ur Rahman who will give a tough fight to Bangladesh at their home ground. The team will be led by Hashmatullah Shahidi in the ODI series. It will be interesting to see if Afghanistan can deliver a major blow to Bangladesh and take an early lead in the series. For now take a look at the top betting tips from the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan head to head match.

BAN vs AFG Player Bets:

Mahmudullah and Hashmatullah Shahidi are our top two picks from the BAN vs AFG player betting tips with lucrative odds offered by our affiliate, Pari Match.

Mahmudullah To Overshine With The Bat

Mahmudullah has managed to remain consistent with his performance that has earned him 4469 runs from his 174 ODI innings which makes him a prime pick for this contest. The batting all rounder has an impressive average of 45.00 from the seven matches he has played against Afghanistan to rack 270 runs from them. His scores in these seven innings read as - 27, 74, 27, 32*, 25, 62 and 23. Interestingly, Mahmudullah also holds a good record while playing at home. From the 99 matches he has played on home soil, he has mustered 2073 runs from them at an average of 34.55. Over the last one year, Mahmuddullah has the most runs in the limited over format. From the 9 ODI innings played, the middle order batter has put together 326 runs at an average of 40.75. This makes him the lead run scorer for Bangladesh in ODIs. The 36-year-old will be looking forward to playing an expensive innings against Afghanistan in the series opener. Meanwhile head over to Pari Match to place your bets on Mahmudullah in the BAN vs AFG player betting tips.

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Hashmatullah Shahidi To Go All Out WIth The Bat

The Afghanistan skipper, Hashmatullah Shahidi has scored 1309 runs in 44 ODI matches which highlights his ability to maintain a strong position as an important top order batsman. His average from these 44 innings are 34.44. In the recently concluded bilateral series against Netherlands, Hashmutullah Shahidi was the top performer for his side with 155 runs in three matches at an average of 51.66. He is in spectacular form as observed from his recent innings of 28, 54 and 73 runs in a three match series against Netherlands. He has appeared in 15 away matches to accumulate 431 runs from them at an average of 35.91. This is his fourth match as captain of Afghanistan in the limited overs format. So far, Hasmatullah has only played three ODI matches against the Bengal Tigers to score 86 runs from them at an average of 28.22, and has scored the highest of 72 runs against the host.The skipper has a big challenge on his hands as he leads his side to take on a strongly clad Bangladesh squad. Head over to Pari Match to place your bets on Hasmatullah Shahidi with lucrative odds in the BAN vs AFG match prediction.

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BAN vs AFG Team Bets:

Bangladesh will walk into this fixture as clear favourites after a careful analysis of the individual team performances over the years. Read along to place your bets on BAN vs AFG team betting tips.

Bangladesh To Win

Bangladesh have enjoyed a good record at home over the last five years and have not lost a home series. The side has not lost a series at home since the 2016-17 against England, which coincidentally is the only series lost at home in almost seven years. Bangladesh and Afghanistan have faced each other in 8 matches in ODI. Out of these 8 games, Bangladesh have won 5 -whereas Afghanistan have come out victorious on 3 occasions. Both the teams have played against each other in the ICC World Cup 2019, where Bangladesh defeated the Afghani team by 62 runs. Their players have played a lot of cricket at this venue in recent times at the Bangladesh Premier League and they would have good knowledge of the conditions. Tamim Iqbal would like to see his players deliver the best in the game and take an early lead in the series. As for Afghanistan, apart from the recent series against Netherlands and Scotland, the side does not have much to cheer for in this format of the game. They are against a side that is tough to beat at home, and have never won a series on Bangladesh soil in the past. Considering the above stated facts, Bangladesh will enter this contest as favourites. Scoot over to Pari Match to place your bets on Bangladesh closer to the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan head to head match.

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My Picks:

Mahmudullah To Overshine With The Bat

Hashmatullah Shahidi To Go All Out WIth The Bat

Bangladesh To Win

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