Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights today, Wednesday 5-7-2023. 1st ODI (D/N), Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2023, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Hashmatullah Shahidi: We will bowl first because there’s moisture in the pitch and first ten overs will be important. We were in Abu Dhabi for two weeks, we prepared well for this series there. We are trying to do our best to take positivity. Rashid coming in is great too. I think restricting them under 250 would be good. Three seamers and spinners, one of the seamers is an allrounder.
Tamim Iqbal: Happy to bat first. Pitch looks green. We want to keep playing like we have in the last 6-7 ODIs. First ten overs will be challenging, middle overs will offer plenty to score. The preparations have been great. We have Afif coming in as the seventh batter.
Toss: Afghanistan, elected to field first.
Bangladesh team: Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim †, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud.
Afghanistan team: Rahmanullah Gurbaz †, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Saleem.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 11
Bangladesh Won: 7
Afghanistan Won: 4
Bangladesh ODI Rankings: 7th
Afghanistan ODI Rankings: 9th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 8:00 AM GMT | 2:00 PM Locat
Umpires – Adrian Holdstock, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Tanvir Ahmed
Match number – ODI no. 4615