Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram – Venue Notes

Average First Innings Score in ODIs at Chattogram since 2020: 318

Batting First vs Batting Second in ODIs at Chattogram: Win Bat 1st - 100% (3), Win Bat 2nd - 0% (0)

BAN-AFG Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs at the venue since 2020: Shakib Al Hasan(2), Mushfiqur Rahim(3), Tamim Iqbal(6), Najmul Hossain Shanto(7)

BAN-AFG Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs at the venue since 2020: Shakib Al Hasan(1), Ebadot Hossain(2), Mehidy Hasan Miraz(3), Mustafizur Rahman(4)

Pitch Report: In the last ODI at this grond between England and Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal noted thatthe pitch was dry and he expected that it will spin in the second innings.

Although this time around, the weather forecast is exactly the opposite - rain and thunderstorms are forecasted throughout the match. If these happens, pacers will be expected to dominate.

Predicted Playing XI - Bangladesh (BAN) vs Afghanistan (AFG)

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain 

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi©, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mjeeb Ur Rahman, Sayed Shirzad

Bangladesh (BAN) vs Afghanistan (AFG), 1st ODI - Stat Box


How Bangladesh players' have performed in matches against Afghanistan (in ODIs)

Tamim Iqbal vs AFG: 304 Runs at 38/75, 1 50s, 1 100s in 8 innings

Afif Hossain vs AFG: 111 Runs at 111/83, 1 50s in 3 innings

Litton Das vs AFG: 286 Runs at 48/69 in 6 innings

Mehidy Hasan Miraz vs AFG: 96 Runs at 48/66 and 3 wickets in 6 innings

Shakib Al Hasan vs AFG: 286 Runs at 29/80, 2 50s and 23 wickets at 17.5 Avg in 10 innings

Mustafizur Rahman: 8 wickets in 5 innings

Mushfiqur Rahim vs AFG: 362 Runs at 36/85, 3 50a in 10 innings

Taskin Ahmed vs AFG: 12 wickets in 7 innings


How Afghanistan players' have performed in matches against Bangladesh (in ODIs)

Hashmatullah Shahidi: 261 Runs at 29 Avg, 2 50s in 9 innings

Fazalhaq Farooqi  vs BAN: 6 wickets at 24 Avg, 5.3 Eco in 3 innings

Mohammad Nabi vs BAN: 233 Runs at 23/86 and 14 wickets at 28Avg, 3.9 Eco in 11 innings

Mujeeb Ur Rahman vs BAN: 7wickets at 31 Avg, 3.8 Eco in 6 innings

Najibullah Zadran vs BAN: 238 Runs at 30 Avg, 2 50s in 9 innings

Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs BAN: 119 Runs at 59/86, 1 100s in 3 innings

Rahmat Shah vs BAN: 275 Runs at 31/63, 2 50s in 9 innings

Rashid Khan vs BAN: 122 Runs at 17/122 and 15 wickets at 23 Avg, 3.8 Eco in 9 innings

Fantasy Notes - Bangladesh (BAN) vs Afghanistan (AFG), 1st ODI

Points to consider

  • Base Team picks: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Ebadot Hossain, Taskin Ahmed
  • Rahmat Shah who is selected in only 22.7% of teams despite being one of their best batters in ODIs where he averages close to 50 since 2022. Eventhough he did not have a great Test match recently, the ODIs are his best format and we expect him to play an important role at Number3.
  • Ebadot Hossain is selected in only 15.7% of the teams but we are considering him in our base team due to his spectacular performances in ODIs for Bangladesh. This is after considering Mustafizur Rahman poor form in recent times.
  • In addition, if there are overcast conditions due to rain forecast at the ground, it will boost his fantasy potential and we will go with him alongside Bangladesh's premier fast bowler, Taskin Ahmed. Both these fast bowlers also had a good Test Match against Afghanistan recently.
  • With the return of Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan for the ODI series, they will be default C/VC choices in most teams. Although Najmul Hossain Shanto who scored a twin centuey against Afghanistan in the recent Test will also become a very good differential C/VC choice.


Differentials: Ebadot Hossain (15.7%), Rahmat Shah (22.7%)

C/VCAlternatives: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Ibrahim Zadran

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