Both the teams lost their first ‘Super Four’ matches against India and Pakistan respectively. Now, they are set to lock horns against each other in a crucial game. Afghanistan played some brilliant cricket against Pakistan while Bangladesh were ordinary against India. Here’s the prediction for this Asia Cup encounter:
Becoming more balanced – Afghanistan were known to be a bowling side but they proved everyone wrong by playing some brilliant cricket with the bat in the past one year. They put almost 250+ scores in every game so far in the ongoing tournament which is a remarkable achievement. The side is capable of winning against big teams and this game against Bangladesh would be a stunner for sure.
Rashid Khan’s forever bowling – Rashid Khan is the top wicket-taker as of now in the tournament with 7 wickets to his name. As always, he has been amazing with his spin and would look to dismantle Bangladeshi line-up in this Super Four game.
Lost a good battle – Afghan team fought brilliantly in their last game but ended up being on the losing side. This is almost a must-win match for them otherwise the journey could end. Get ready for this exciting battle.
Shakib & Mushfiqur taking the responsibilities – Being two of the most senior players of the team, they are taking the responsibilities on their shoulders. While Shakib has been decent with the ball, Rahim has shown us some great class with the bat. They both have to fire against Afghanistan to get back in the tournament.
Tamim’s absence – Taim Iqbal was their best batsman who got injured in the first game against Sri Lanka. He batted with a single hand and helped Rahim & his side scored big in that game. Bangladesh, currently. are facing issues with their batting. They need to bat well in order to win this game.
Cricwizz Prediction: Afghanistan are looking much more balanced side as compared to Bangladesh. They batted really well against Pakistan while Bangladesh struggled to score against India. Afghanistan’s bowling department is also better than the Tigers. So, Afghanistan have an upper hand here.
Who will win this match?
- Afghanistan (73%, 61 Votes)
- Bangladesh (27%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 84