ICC CWC 2023: BAN vs AFG 3rd Match Head-to-Head Stats, Top Players, Match Preview, Fantasy Team and Betting Tips


The opening weekend of the ICC Men’s CWC 2023 brings an exciting clash between two Asian rivals, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, on Saturday. These teams recently faced off in the Asia Cup 2023 group stage, where Bangladesh emerged victorious. In the ICC Men’s CWC 2019, both teams showed glimpses of their potential but lacked consistency, resulting in their failure to advance to the next round.

This promises to be a thrilling encounter, and you can not only watch but also participate and stand a chance to win significant cash rewards. Follow our articles for the latest player statistics, match previews, predictions, and betting tips. Check out who is our winner of this World Cup edition in our latest ICC CWC 2023 Winner Prediction article and place your cricket bets and seize the opportunity to win big prizes.

ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Match Details

ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG match details

Match 3 of the ICC Men’s CWC 2023 is scheduled to take place on October 7th at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamsala. The match is set to commence at 10:30 AM IST.

Pitch Conditions

pitch conditions

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamsala is a picturesque venue known for its high altitude. Typically, the pitch here favors batsmen, allowing them to relish their batting. During the evening, dew could become a factor, prompting teams to prefer chasing. The high altitude contributes to the movement of winds across the ground, offering assistance to pacers in terms of swing and movement through the air. Spinners, on the other hand, may find it challenging to grip and turn the ball effectively.

Ground Records

ground records
  • Total Matches- 4
  • Teams batting 1st won- 1
  • Teams bowling 1st won- 3
  • Average 1st innings score at this venue- 214
  • Average 2nd innings score at this venue- 201

Head-to-Head Stats

head to head stats

Both are rivals but did not play too many ODI matches though Bangladesh has an upper hand in the ODIs by a small margin.

Total MatchesBAN wonAFG wonTie / DrawNo Result

ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Match Preview

Team Bangladesh

Bangladesh faced a setback in the recent Asia Cup 2023, but they showed their fighting spirit by ending the tournament on a positive note with a victory against India in a Super 4 match. Their performance against Afghanistan in the group stage was particularly impressive, securing an 89-run win. Key contributions came from centurions Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmul Hossain Shanto, while Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam took 4 and 3 wickets, respectively.

In the ICC Men’s CWC 2019, Bangladesh faced Afghanistan in the early stages of the tournament, emerging victorious by 62 runs. Shakib Al Hasan, the top-ranked all-rounder in the ICC rankings, played a pivotal role, contributing with both bat and ball, scoring 51 runs and taking a 5-wicket haul. Mushfiqur Rahim’s valuable 83 runs and Mustafizur Rehman’s 2 wickets also played a crucial role in their success.

Despite leaving out the experienced southpaw Tamim Iqbal, who is the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in ODIs, the team has announced a promising 15-member squad for the upcoming mega event. Shakib Al Hasan has returned as captain, and the inclusion of young talents like Towhid Hridoy, Tanzid Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib adds depth and excitement to the team. With both teams known for their never-say-die attitude, this contest promises to be another thrilling encounter for cricket fans.

ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG match preview

Team Afghanistan

Afghanistan finds itself in a state of turmoil currently, with their primary concern being their inability to close out closely contested matches. Despite their commendable fighting spirit, the team has struggled to finish games on a winning note, and this has become a significant issue for them. A recent example of this was their heartbreaking defeat against Sri Lanka by a mere 2 runs in the Asia Cup 2023. They came close to victory but a series of miscalculations, both from the team and the staff, cost them the match, resulting in their elimination without even making it to the Super 4 round.

Afghanistan has also announced its 15-member squad, with left-handed batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi leading the team. The squad features some new faces, including Ikram Alikhil, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Abdul Rahman. One of Afghanistan’s premier all-rounders, Mohammad Nabi, has also been included in the squad. Notably, Noor Ahmad has been in sensational form this year, particularly with his outstanding performances for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023.

In their previous encounter during the ICC Men’s CWC 2019, Afghanistan faced Bangladesh and suffered a defeat by 62 runs. Bangladesh posted a total of 262 for 7 in their 50 overs, with Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Gulbadin Naib taking 3 and 2 wickets, respectively. However, Afghanistan struggled in their batting innings and failed to mount a successful recovery, resulting in their loss. Gulabadin contributed with 47 runs, while Samiullah Shinwari remained unbeaten on 49. This upcoming match presents another opportunity for Afghanistan to fight for a victory on a grand stage.

Top Players to Watch

We will take the stats of the recent tournament Asia Cup 2023.

Team Bangladesh

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageStrike RateWicketsBowlingAverageBowling Eco.
N Hossain Shanto219396.585
S Al Hasan517343.297.1363.64.3
T Hridoy515831.668.6
T Ahmed4919.15.1
S Islam4718.74.5
top players

Team Afghanistan

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageStrike RateWicketsBowlingAverageBowling Eco.
H Shahidi21105587.3
I Zadran2824193.1
R Khan25151164.5264.56.4

Team Squads

Team Bangladesh

Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Towhid Hridoy, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib


Team Afghanistan

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Riaz Hassan, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nazibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Match Predictions

Team Bangladesh

  • Captain Shakib Al Hasan has consistently delivered his best performances against Asian nations, making him a valuable asset who can contribute with both bat and ball.
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto has emerged as one of the standout batsmen in the year 2023. His impressive performances include an 89-run innings against Sri Lanka and a spectacular century against Afghanistan during the group stages of the Asia Cup 2023.
  • Taskin Ahmed stands out as a key bowler, particularly after his remarkable performance in the same Asia Cup 2023 match where he picked up 4 crucial wickets.
  • The return of Mahmudullah to the squad adds depth to the team, and his ability to perform effectively with both bat and ball makes him a valuable player.
ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG match predictions

Team Afghanistan

  • Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi is a dependable middle-order batsman who can contribute valuable runs to the team. His ability was evident with a half-century against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2023.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman, known for his deceptive spin variations, can create challenges for the Bangladesh batsmen, particularly in the crucial middle overs.
  • Rashid Khan, a consistent performer, not only provides stability in the lower order but also has the capability to pick up wickets during the middle overs, making him a valuable asset.
  • Ibrahim Zadran, one of the team’s top-notch batsmen, possesses the skill to control the innings effectively, especially after a solid start.

Probable Playing XI

probable playing XI

Team Bangladesh

Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Team Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Nazibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG Betting Tips

ICC CWC 2023 BAN vs AFG betting tips

This is going to be a tough contest between both sides. Bangladesh, based on their track record against Afghanistan, should win the match. However, Afghanistan are expected to come harder this time and show their mettle in this game.

Fantasy Team

fantasy team

Based on the stats above, this could be the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batters: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ibrahim Zadran
  • All-Rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Nabi, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Bowlers: Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Captain: Shakib Al Hasan / Mohammad Nabi
  • Vice-captain: Najmul Hossain Shanto / Mehidy Hasan Miraz


Both teams are emerging cricketing nations, and their potential should not be underestimated. Bangladesh holds a slight advantage in their head-to-head records. Notably, in the recent Asia Cup 2023, they secured a convincing victory against Afghanistan. Can Afghanistan stage an upset? Tune in to the live action on match day to witness the outcome. Additionally, join us for a chance to participate and win fantastic cash prizes on the 24betting App. Register now to get in on the action!

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