BAN vs AFG 2nd ODI: Pitch Report, Weather Report, and Head-to-Head ODI Matches

BAN vs AFG 2nd ODI is scheduled to be played on July 8, 2023, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. In the Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2023 ODI series, AFG is currently leading by 1-0. Afghanistan won the first ODI by 17 runs (DLS method) on July 5, 2023. The third and final ODI is scheduled to be played on July 11, 2023, in Chattogram.

BAN vs AFG 2nd ODI: Pitch Report

The pitch report for the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan on July 8, 2023 is as follows:

  • The pitch is expected to be a balanced one, with some help for both batsmen and bowlers.
  • The pacers will get some early movement, but the ball will also come on to the bat nicely.
  • The spinners could also play a role in the middle overs, especially if the pitch gets a bit slow.
  • There is a chance of rain, so the toss could be crucial.

Overall, it should be a good batting surface, but the bowlers will also have opportunities to take wickets. The team that adapts better to the conditions will be the one that wins the match.

The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is known for producing good batting wickets. However, in recent matches, the spinners have also found some assistance on this pitch.

BAN vs AFG 2nd ODI: Weather Report

The weather forecast for July 8, 2023 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, Bangladesh is as follows:

  • Morning: Mostly cloudy, with a high of 32 degrees Celsius and a low of 24 degrees Celsius.
  • Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high of 34 degrees Celsius and a low of 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Evening: Mostly cloudy, with a 40-50% chance of rain.

If it does rain, it is likely to be a short shower, so the match should be able to go ahead as planned. However, if there is prolonged rain, the match could be shortened or even abandoned.

BAN vs AFG: Head-to-Head ODI Matches

  • Bangladesh and Afghanistan have played 12 ODI matches against each other, with Bangladesh winning 7 matches and Afghanistan winning 5 matches.
  • The matches have been closely contested, with the average margin of victory being just 27 runs.

Here are some additional details from the sources:

  • The first ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan was played in 2009.
  • The most recent ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan was played in 2023.
  • The highest score in an ODI match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is 279 runs, which was scored by Afghanistan in 2018.
  • The lowest score in an ODI match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is 119 runs, which was scored by Bangladesh in 2019.

Current Analysis

Afghanistan

  • Strengths:
    • Afghanistan have a very good spin attack, led by Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
    • They are also a very good fielding side.
    • Afghanistan are playing with a lot of confidence, after their recent success in ODI cricket.
  • Weaknesses:
    • Afghanistan’s batting is not as strong as their bowling.
    • They also lack experience in ODI cricket.

Bangladesh

  • Strengths:
    • Bangladesh have a strong batting line-up, led by Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan.
    • They also have a good bowling attack, led by Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed.
    • Bangladesh are playing at home, which will be a big advantage for them.
  • Weaknesses:
    • Bangladesh have a tendency to collapse in the batting order.
    • They also have a problem with their fielding.

Key Players

Top Batsmen

  • Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh is the leading run-scorer in the head-to-head ODI matches, with 837 runs at an average of 46.47.
  • Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan is the second-leading run-scorer, with 660 runs at an average of 35.38.

Top Bowlers

  • Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is the leading wicket-taker in the head-to-head ODI matches, with 43 wickets at an average of 25.93.
  • Rashid Khan of Afghanistan is the second-leading wicket-taker, with 38 wickets at an average of 24.10.

BAN vs AFG 2nd ODI: Predicted Captain & Vice-Captain

Bangladesh

  • Captain: Litton Das
  • Vice Captain: Shakib Al Hasan

Afghanistan

  • Captain: Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • Vice Captain: Mohammad Nabi