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Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan in the third game of the World Cup 2023 at the picturesque stadium in Dharamsala on Saturday (October 7). While it is the first match for each team, the clash is of high importance given both sides feel they have a strong chance of winning.

Bangladesh have left out Tamim Iqbal, among their best batters for this tournament. They will again be heavily reliant on experienced players to do the job in most games. There are plenty of quality players in their squad, but need their batting to click after a lean run heading into the World Cup.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan would be high on confidence after their terrific display against Sri Lanka in Guwahati four days back. Their slow approach has been a persistent problem, and this match would certainly help the whole team. Much like Bangladesh, Afghanistan will also rely on their star spinners to step up for a major part of the tournament.

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 3: BAN vs AFG Possible Playing XIs

Tanzid Hasan batted well against England and might play ahead of Towhid Hridoy. Shakib didn’t feature in the warm-ups but will return for the main event.

Bangladesh: 1. Litton Das (wk), 2. Tanzid Hasan, 3. Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4. Shakib Al Hasan (c), 5. Mushfiqur Rahim, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8. Mahedi Hasan, 9. Taskin Ahmed, 10. Shoriful Islam, 11. Mustafizur Rahman.

Rahmat Shah will retain his place after his fantastic knock in the practice games. Azmatullah Omarzai will also feature in the game.

Afghanistan: 1. Ibrahim Zadran, 2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3. Rahmat Shah, 4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), 5. Najibullah Zadran, 6. Mohammad Nabi, 7. Azmatullah Omarzai, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Mujeeb ur Rahman, 10. Naveen-ul-Haq, 11. Fazalhaq Farooqi.

BAN vs AFG Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Tips

Bangladesh:

  • Litton Das has 378 runs at an average of 47.25 and a strike rate of 87.70 in nine ODI innings against Afghanistan. This includes two fifties and a century.
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto has been among the most consistent batters in the ODIs this year with 698 runs (avg. 49.85, SR 86.92). He also hit a sensational century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2023. Expect him to provide stability to the Bangladeshi batting order.
  • Shakib Al Hasan is a must-pick for this encounter. He has 399 runs at an average of 30.69 and a strike rate of 82.43 in 14 ODI innings against Afghanistan. Shakib has also snared 27 wickets at an average of 19.51 and a strike rate of 27.96 against the Afghans.
  • Shakib has dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz three times in 73 balls in ODIs (61 runs).
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz is a valuable player. He has 238 runs at an average of 59.50 and a strike rate of 70.83 in seven ODI innings against Afghanistan. This includes a century in the recent Asia Cup. He has also taken seven wickets at an average of 49.57 in nine ODI innings against them.
  • Taskin Ahmed has 19 wickets at an average of 18.84 and strike rate of 23.73 in 10 ODI innings against Afghanistan. This includes two four-wicket hauls.
  • Taskin has dismissed Rahmat Shah five times for 40 runs in 77 balls in ODIs.
  • Shoriful Islam has 10 wickets at an average of 17.10 and a strike rate of 24.60 in five ODI innings against Afghanistan. There will be some help for the pacers at this venue, and Islam can exploit it.

Afghanistan:

  • Ibrahim Zadran has 236 runs at an average of 59 and a strike rate of 84.28 in five ODI innings against Bangladesh. He has also amassed a fifty and a century each against them.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz has 294 runs while averaging 49 and striking at 86.47 in seven ODI innings against Bangladesh. He has also hit two hundreds against them. Gurbaz will look to carry on his warm-up form in the main games.
  • Mohammad Nabi has 262 runs at an average of 21.83 and a strike rate of 87.62 in 13 ODI innings against Bangladesh. He has also taken 17 wickets at an average of 29.94 and a strike rate of 44.70 in 15 ODI innings against Bangladesh.
  • Rashid Khan doesn’t need any introduction; he is a match-winner. He has 152 runs at an average of 16.88 and a strike rate of 116.92 in 10 ODI innings against Bangladesh. Rashid has also 19 wickets at 24.10 runs apiece in 12 ODI innings against them.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi has 14 wickets at an average of 19.35 and a strike rate of 23.50 in seven ODI innings against Bangladesh. The new ball will swing in Dharamsala, and Farooqi can cause severe damage early on.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be key against Shakib Al Hasan. He has dismissed Bangladesh’s star all-rounder twice for 35 runs in 80 balls in ODIs.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in the ODIs: Played 15, Bangladesh 9, Afghanistan 6.
  • Shakib Al Hasan in the World Cup: 1146 runs, 45.84 avg, 82.26 SR & 2 centuries. He also has 35 wickets at 35.94 runs apiece in the tournament.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim vs Fazalhaq Farooqi in the ODIs: 12 runs, 12 balls, 100 SR & 2 dismissals.
  • Shakib Al Hasan vs Azmatullah Omarzai in ODIs: 24 runs, 33 balls, 72.72 SR & 2 dismissals.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz needs 42 more to complete 1000 runs in ODIs.
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 67* and 74 in the warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and England respectively.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score in Dharamsala has been 214, with the team bowling first, winning three of the four ODI games here. The pitch will play much better than the average score shows, but there will be some assistance for the pacers early on.

A temperature of around 23°C is forecast with no chance of rain.

World Cup 2023 Match 3: BAN vs AFG Dream11 Picks

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

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World Cup 2023 Match 3: BAN vs AFG Match Prediction – Who will win?

It will be a riveting contest, with the spinners of both teams taking centre stage. However, Bangladesh have a slightly better batting unit and might win the rubber.

Darpan Jain
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