Bangladesh is set to face off against their Asian counterparts, Afghanistan, in their opening match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Saturday, October 7. These two Asian teams will battle it out in the first of two matches on Saturday, scheduled to take place at Dharamshala’s HPCA Stadium.
Bangladesh and Afghanistan have faced each other frequently in recent years. These two rapidly advancing cricket nations will be eager to outperform each other on the world stage. It’s worth noting that this will be Bangladesh’s first match on Indian soil in 17 years.
Match – The World Cup 2023 game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is scheduled for Saturday, October 7.
Venue – The match will take place at the
HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.
Time – It will kick off at 10:30 am IST, 5 am GMT, and 11 am Bangladesh Time.
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Total Match played : 15
Bangladesh: 9 victories
Afghanistan: 6 victories
– Shakib Al Hasan: Accumulated 7,384 runs and claimed 340 wickets in 240 matches.
– Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Scored 958 runs across 26 matches.
– Ibrahim Zadran: Tallied 910 runs in 19 matches.
– Mehidy Hasan Miraz: Notched up 1,046 runs and took 91 wickets in 82 matches.
– Both teams possess some talented and experienced batsmen.
– Players like Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are key for Bangladesh.
– Afghanistan relies on the likes of Hazratullah Zazai and Asghar Afghan to bolster their batting.
– Afghanistan’s spin bowlers have been their standout performers.
– Rashid Khan is a key figure for Afghanistan, known for his leg-spin wizardry.
– Bangladesh features a balanced bowling attack with spinners like Shakib Al Hasan and promising pacers.
– Fielding can be a deciding factor in ODIs, and both teams need to be sharp.
– Bangladesh’s agile fielders like Liton Das can make a difference.
– Afghanistan’s fielding unit needs to be on point to restrict the opposition.
– Run-rates, average scores, and wicket-taking patterns in recent matches are crucial statistics to consider.
– The performances of both teams against spin and pace, as well as in powerplays and death overs, can shape their strategies.
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Taskin Ahmed, Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.