Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, free match prediction 21 Sep 2019

21 Sep 2019 | 18:00 | Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
139/6 in 19.0 7.32 winner
138/7 in 20.0 6.90

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets

A dress rehearsal for the finals!

  • Afghanistan has 4-match winning streak against Bangladesh in the T20I format
  • Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 25 runs in their previous encounter this series
  • Bangladesh`s last T20I series came in home against Pakistan in 2014

Bangladesh to win this encounter against Afghanistan!

  • Tournament: Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019
  • Format: t20
  • Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Toss: To Bowl
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Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Afghanistan 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.802
Bangladesh 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.356
Zimbabwe 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.885
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 0.802 3 2 1 0 0
4 0.356 3 2 1 0 0
2 -0.885 4 1 3 0 0
Name
AFG
BAN
ZIM

Match Preview

Afghanistan and Bangladesh have already qualified for the finals and they will look to test their bench strength in the dead rubber.

Afghanistan has the edge over Bangladesh after beating them in the Test match and the T20I match played in this tour. Afghanistan`s 12-match winning streak ended after their defeat to Zimbabwe in the previous match but Skipper Rashid Khan was happy to test their bench strength ahead of some bigger matches.

Bangladesh will be eyeing to score a win against their opponents after their humiliating test match loss at home. They will also take this opportunity to give chances to some fringe players in the starting XI.

Teams Preview

Bangladesh Preview

Afghanistan is sitting comfortably at the top of the points table after winning the first round of matches against both teams. Their loss against Zimbabwe won`t have a big impact on them as their main aim is to give players valuable time in the middle.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz has really grabbed his opportunity at the top and scored a brilliant 61 in the last match. Mohammed Nabi, Ashghar Afghan, and Najibullah Zadran have made good contributions with the bat and helped their team post big totals. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan are the main wicket-taking bowlers for their team with a combined tally of 10 wickets among them. Dawlat Zadran got game time and is expected to play this match too. Faizal Niazai made his debut and will keep his spot in the playing XI in this match ahead of the finals.

Key Players:

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Gurbaz has made 104 runs in this series at a strike rate of 145 opening the batting for Afghanistan. His steady batting at the top will set the tone for their batting innings.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman – Mujeeb has taken 6 wickets at an economy of 6.5 RPO and he has bowled most his overs in the powerplay with field restrictions in place. He will be a valuable asset for the team going ahead in the T20I matches.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Fiazal Niazai, Dawlat Zadran, Rashid Khan (c), Shafiullah Shafiq, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)

Bangladesh Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Hossain 7 8 0 0 87.5
M 62 41 1 5 151.22
M Saifuddin 6 2 1 0 300
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Islam 4.0 0 36 3 9
M Rahman 4.0 0 38 2 9.5
A Islam 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Islam 4.0 0 36 3 9
M Rahman 4.0 0 38 2 9.5
A Islam 4.0 0 18 2 4.5

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Hossain

Afghanistan Preview

Host Bangladesh is yet to win against Afghanistan in this tour and will be looking to win this match and get some confidence going ahead to the finals. Mahmudullah has been their consistent performer this season with the bat scoring 120 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das made crucial 30+ scores in the middle the last match providing some stability to their innings.

Mohammed Saifuddin has been at his best with the bowling this series and has looked threatening every time he has bowled. Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan have been below par with the ball for the higher standards they have set. Shafiul Islam and Aminul Islam bowled impressively claiming five wickets between them in the last match.

Key Players:

  • Liton Das – Liton Das scored 38 runs off 22 balls and gave momentum to their innings and helped his team to score 55 runs in the powerplay. He will look to make a 50+ score in this match.
  • Aminul Islam – Debutant Aminul Islam has answered Bangladesh`s call for a wrist spinner with excellent bowling figures of 4-0-18-2. Their team was lacking a genuine leg spinner and they would like Aminul to fill the big void.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Shafiul Islam, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Saifuddin, Afif Hossain, Aminul Islam

Afghanistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Khan 9 6 0 1 150
R Gurbaz 61 47 4 4 129.79
N Zadran 5 8 0 0 62.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Ur Rahman 4.0 0 28 2 7
D Zadran 3.3 0 27 1 7.71
G Naib 3.0 0 19 0 6.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Ur Rahman 4.0 0 28 2 7
D Zadran 3.3 0 27 1 7.71
G Naib 3.0 0 19 0 6.33

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, N Zadran, Mohammad Nabi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The weather looks sunny and clear and we expect no rain interruptions in this match.

Venue Details

Chattogram pitch is expected to have a good balance between the bat and ball. The average first innings score at this pitch is 165 runs.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option in T20Is as no score is safe nowadays. Chattogram has a 50-50 winning record for chasing team in the matches played here.

Winning Prediction

Afghanistan team is looking to experiment with new players with Asia Cup and T20 World Cup on view may end up playing into the hands of hosts Bangladesh. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is vying for a perfect opportunity to revenge Afghanistan.

Bangladesh to win this encounter against Afghanistan!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar