Bangladesh won the first T20 match against Afghanistan with ease. Now, it is going to be looking to win the series 2-0 and also tick some boxes about the T20 World Cup in Australia. Afghanistan was trampled on a spin-friendly surface as its batting failed.
We do believe that the teams are closer than it appears. The odds available for both teams to win are pretty similar and we think there are some betting opportunities to exploit.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 2nd T20 2022. The match is going to be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on the 5th of March 2022.
BAN VS AFG TEAM PREVIEWS
Liton Das scored a brilliant sixty in the previous match and was able to win the match for Bangladesh in the previous match. He was, however, the only batsman that made an impact. Munim Shahriar got a start and Afif Hossain got 25 down the line but the rest of the batting was a disappointment.
Yet, we would say that Bangladesh knows how to use its home conditions well. It does not attack from the very start and just tries to get to a par total. If a batsman does get set then they can get to a total which they can defend easily, as we saw the last time around.
Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Shoriful Islam, and Mustafizur Rahman form what is one of the best bowling attacks that Bangladesh has ever had, especially in home conditions. This is where we think Bangladesh can open up a huge lead over Afghanistan.
We would back the bowlers to do well in this match and this is where you should look to advantage in the betting markets.
Afghanistan was a bit over-aggressive in the previous match and ended up losing too many wickets too quickly. We think Afghanistan is a great batting lineup, just as strong as Bangladesh, but the current conditions do not suit them.
The Afghans are not grafters and that is what they need to do on a surface such as what they played on in the first match.
Among the batsmen, we think Rahmatullah Gurbaz and Najibullah Zadran are two batsmen that can make a big impact. We would not bet on any of these batsmen to score runs, though.
Betting against the batsmen may be a better strategy.
Having Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Mohammad Nabi is a tough proposition in the first place but now there is also the added threat of Qais Ahmad. In terms of bowling, Afghanistan is also quite strong and could pull off a surprise.
Match: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 2nd T20I
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Date & Time: 5th March at 2:30 PM IST and 3:00 PM local time
The track has been very efficient so far for the spinners in the first T20I and the trend is set to continue in the second game as well. Chasing teams have still been successful at the ground and the captain that wins the toss will have a tough decision to make. Any score around 150 could be a winning total in the ground considering the spin offered.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
One of the upcoming youngsters Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be the player to watch out for in the second T20I against Bangladesh. The right-hander was dismissed for a two-ball duck in the first T20I and he will be looking to make the most of the opportunity in the final game of the series. The 20-year-old already scored a century in the final ODI and has all the shots in the book.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Rashid Khan had a good game in the first T20I picking up one wicket and bowling an economical spell as well. However, he would like to add some more wickets to his tally and be more effective rather than being defensive. The leg spinner is among the best bowlers in the business at the moment, especially in T20 cricket, and can turn the game around quickly. Afghanistan would be looking to him to make the most damage.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides
Bangladesh has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to Afghanistan, so the winning chances of Bangladesh for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
Bangladesh has a 52% chance to win this match.
Afghanistan has a 48% chance to win this match.