Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, free match prediction 24 Sep 2019

24 Sep 2019 | 18:00 | Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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Bangladesh, Afghanistan square off in the Tri-series final at Dhaka

  • Bangladesh beat Afghanistan in the final round-robin game to secure their place in the finals of the competition
  • Rashid Khan-led unit have suffered consecutive defeats in the competition
  • Captain Shakib Al Hasan was the standout performer with the bat in the previous game played against Afghanistan at Chittagong

Expect Bangladesh to beat Afghanistan to clinch the tri-series trophy!

  • Tournament: Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019
  • Format: T20I
  • Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
  • Toss: To Bat

Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Bangladesh 4 3 1 0 0 6 0.378
Afghanistan 4 2 2 0 0 4 0.493
Zimbabwe 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.885
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
6 0.378 4 3 1 0 0
4 0.493 4 2 2 0 0
2 -0.885 4 1 3 0 0
Name
BAN
AFG
ZIM

Match Preview

Host Bangladesh will take on spirited Afghanistan in the finals of the Bangladesh Tri-series 2019 in Dhaka on Tuesday. 
Both the teams finished the round-robin stages as number one and two on the points table, and have already clashed two times in the competition where Bangladesh and Afghanistan have won one game each.
Host Bangladesh delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to beat Afghanistan to qualify for the finals of the tournament. Captain Shakib Al Hasan will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in order to clinch Bangladesh tri-series title.
On the other hand, Afghanistan will need to make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game. Captain Rashid Khan will be hoping that premier players can come to the party in the grand finale.

Teams Preview

Bangladesh Preview

Host Bangladesh will be looking to deliver a pitch-perfect performance against Afghanistan in the finals on Tuesday. Momentum will certainly on Bangladesh’s as they managed to beat Afghanistan in the final round-robin game played at Chittagong.

In the previous game, Bangladesh delivered a clinical bowling performance to restrict Afghanistan to a modest score of 138 runs in their 20 overs. In reply, Shakib Al Hasan produced a splendid unbeaten half-century to steer Bangladesh to a hard-fought win.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah to deliver the bulk of the runs in this game. In the previous game, Shakib played exceedingly well and scored 70 not out off 45 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. All-rounder will certainly be looking to lead from the front and deliver a strong performance with the bat in the grand finale.
Besides Shakib, the experienced duo of Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim will need to raise their game and put in decent scores for Bangladesh in this final. 
All-rounder Mahmudullah has shown excellent form with the bat and topped the batting charts so far in this competition. He has accumulated 126 runs in 4 innings at an average of 31.50.
Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain and Mosaddek Hossain will be looking to contribute with the bat for Bangladesh in this tri-series final.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Saifuddin, Shakib Al Hasan and Shafiul Islam to make early inroads with the new-ball. Pacer Mohammad Saifuddin has the topped the bowling charts for Bangladesh in this competition. He will be looking to deliver his best for the side in this final. In the previous game, Saifuddin, Shakib and Shafiul Islam bowled well and picked one wicket apiece.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

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

Afghanistan Preview

Afghanistan will be looking to produce their best in this final. The side has lost two games in a row and will be keen to put in a clinical performance against Bangladesh.

In the previous game, Afghanistan lost the momentum in the later stages of the innings after Hazratullah Zazai and wicket-keeper batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz got the side off to a decent start. The big positive for Afghanistan from the previous game was opening batsman Hazratullah Zazai finding form with the bat. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 47 runs off 35 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes.

In the batting department, the team management will be relying on the likes of wicket-keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who is Afghanistan’s highest run-getter in the competition with 133 runs in 4 matches at an average of 33.25. He is well-supported by opening batsman Hazratullah Zazai who has accumulated 92 runs in 4 matches at an average of 23.00. Besides Gurbaz, Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has done an excellent job for Afghanistan with the bat so far in this competition and scored 130 runs in 4 matches with one half-century to his name.

In the bowling department, the side will be banking on the spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who have claimed 13 wickets in the four matches collectively. Debutant Naveen-ul-Haq bowled well and picked two wickets in the previous game played against Bangladesh. Captain Rashid Khan led from the front and delivered another excellent bowling performance in the previous game. He picked up two wickets and conceded 27 runs from his three overs.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

Rashid Khan (captain), Asghar Afghan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Temperature: 29.5℃ Wind Speed: 21.2 k/h From: ESE Clouds: 66% Rainfall: 1.4 mm.

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the Bangladesh tri-series will be good for batting. The bowlers will bowl in the right areas to get wickets. The weather forecast for the grand finale to be played on Tuesday is expected to have scattered thunderstorms in the evening.

Venue Details

Shere-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka is going to host tri-series final between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The home side will take heart from the fact that they won their last game against Afghanistan. 
On the other hand, Afghanistan has the upper-hand in terms of head-to-head against Bangladesh in the T20 format.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and put runs on the board. The last two games have been played sides batting first.

Winning Prediction

Host Bangladesh will be firm favorites to win this final against Afghanistan. Shakib Al Hasan and co. will be looking to do well and lift the coveted trophy in front of home crowds. The likes of Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin have been in excellent form in this year’s tournament.
Afghanistan will need to raise its overall in order to upstage Bangladesh in this contest.

Expect Bangladesh to beat Afghanistan to clinch the tri-series trophy!

Author: Shoaib Z.