Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage

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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage


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Depending on Australia’s result against India, Afghanistan could qualify for the semi-finals with victory over Bangladesh, although net-run-rate could prove the deciding factor.

DATE & TIME: Monday 24th June, 2024: USA (WST) – 5:30pm / USA (CST) – 7:30pm / USA (EST) – 8:30pm / Saint Lucia – 8:30pm / Tuesday 25th June, 2024: UK – 1:30am / India – 6:00am / South Africa – 2:30am / Pakistan – 5:30am / Bangladesh – 5:30am / Australia – 10:30am

VENUE: Arnos Vale Playing Field, Kingstown, Saint Vincent, West Indies

WEATHER: Sunshine, descending into clear skies and light winds with temperatures in the early twenties.

HOW TO WATCH ON TV: USA – Willow TV / West Indies – ESPN Caribbean / UK – Sky Sports / South Africa – SuperSport / Pakistan – PTV Sports & TEN Sports / India– Star Sports / Bangladesh – Disney Star

HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: USA – Willow TV website / West Indies – ESPN Play Caribbean app / UK – Sky Go / South Africa – SuperSport app / Pakistan – Myco & Tamasha / India – Disney+Hotstar / Bangladesh – Disney+Hotstar / Australia – Amazon Prime Video

AFGHANISTAN FORM: STUNNING AUSTRALIA WIN REIGNITES SEMI-FINAL HOPES

Afghanistan will wait for the result between India and Australia a few hours before this game, as then they will have a clearer idea of what they need to do for semi-final qualification. They’ve put themselves in this amazing position following a shock triumph over the Aussies by 21 runs on this ground last time out.

LAST FIVE: WLLWW

BANGLADESH FORM: TIGERS EFFECTIVELY OUT OF CONTENTION FOLLOWING CONSECUTIVE DEFEATS

Bangladesh couldn’t bounce back from losing against Australia, as they went down to another extremely strong side in India, leaving them on the brink of elimination from the competition. It was a resounding defeat as well, with India winning by 50 runs as the Tigers could only reach 146/8 chasing 197.

LAST FIVE: LLWLW

AFGHANISTAN BETTING ANALYSIS

We’ve consistently brought up the qualities and left-arm pace bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi, who at the time of writing still tops the wicket-taking charts across the tournament so far with 15 wickets to his name. Surprisingly, Farooqi went wicket-less against Australia, but it would be no surprise to see him bounce back vs the Tigers. With an average of over two wickets per appearance, back Farooqi to gain over 1.5 match wickets here.

However, based on what we saw at Kingstown on Saturday night, Gulbadin Naib may prove the shrewd investment when it comes to the ‘Team – Top Bowler’ market. Fabulous figures of 4/20 saw Gulbadin skittle through Australia and Bangladesh could find him just as tricky to face. Consider backing him via the ‘Bowler Milestones’ market to pick up another 2+ wickets in this game.

BANGLADESH BETTING ANALYSIS

For Bangladesh, getting two points on the board is their only chance of potential semi-final qualification on net-run-rate, but would already be eliminated should Australia beat India a few hours earlier. Their top order though, have struggled across the competition and it’s hard to see that changing when considering the form of Afghanistan’s bowling attack. With that in mind, back Afghanistan to accumulate a higher first six over-score and also backing Bangladesh to accumulate under 15.5 match runs for the opening wicket could prove a smart investment.

After failing to make an impact against Australia, Tanzim Hasan was back to his wicket-taking ways vs India, gaining 2/32 which was a respective haul when considering the quality of opposition. Tanzim has now taken six wickets across Bangladesh’s last three ICC T20 World Cup fixtures and backing him to over 1.5 match wickets on this occasion is a worthy option for bettors.

AFGHANISTAN VS BANGLADESH EXPERT PREDICTION

You could absolutely make a case that this serves as Afghanistan’s biggest match in their cricketing history when considering the prize at stake. Reaching the ICC T20 World Cup semi-finals would represent a phenomenal achievement for an ever-improving team who have threatening this sort of tournament run now for a long time.

Bangladesh are not to be underestimated, but motivation for them isn’t as high as you’d expect it to be on Afghanistan’s side. Their bowling attack has been outstanding and on what is likely to be a low-scoring pitch in Kingstown, that should only benefit Afghanistan. Therefore, back Rashid Khan’s side to get the two points they need here. However, whether that will be enough remains to be seen.

AFGHANISTAN VS BANGLADESH TOP TIP: AFGHANISTAN TO WIN