Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Series 2022
Left-handed batter Afif Hossain scored 72 after a disastrous start by Bangladeshi top-order in the second ODI of the three-match series against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. But the openers failed to set a solid foundation against the quality bowling attack of the hosts. Also read: Tigers now eye series victory against South Africa Bangladesh had lost five wickets before posting 50 runs on the board. Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali failed to settle in the crease. Tamim, Shakib and Yasir fell for 1, 0 and 2 respectively. In the sixth wicket stand, Mahmudullah Riyad and Afif Hossain added 60 runs. This partnership was broken by Tabraiz Shamsi when Mahmudullah was caught by Janneman Malan for 25. On the seventh wicket, Afif and Mehidy Hasan Miraz added 86 runs on the board. Along the way, Afif scored 72 runs. Afif fell prey to Temba Bavuma in the 46th over. In the same over, Mehidy fell to the same bowler for 38. Eventually, Bangladesh ended up on 194 for nine in 50 overs. Also read: Unchanged Bangladesh opt to bat first For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada bagged five wickets conceding 39 in 10 overs. Bangladesh won the first match of the series by 38 runs, which was their first win in South Africa.
Bangladesh's three-match One-Day International series and two-match T20 series against Afghanistan at home came to an end on Saturday, (March 5). They won the limited-overs series 2-1, while the Twenty20 series ended in a 1-1 draw. Bangladesh team had a mixed performance in both series. On an individual level, several players' performances were satisfactory for the BCB. Besides, there were also a few disappointing performances. Let's take a look at Bangladesh's overall performance and how the players fared in the BAN vs AFG Series 2022. Bangladesh Cricket Team's Performance in the BAN vs AFG Series 2022 Afghanistan's visit to Bangladesh began with a limited-overs series. The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram hosted all of the series' ODI matches. Following the completion of the ODI series, both teams returned to Dhaka for the T20I series at the SBNCS, Mirpur. Bangladesh’s Performance in ODI Series Bangladesh campaign had hoped for a good victory over their opponents in the first match, but their hopes were dashed. Bangladesh were reduced to 45/6 in 11.2 overs when chasing Afghanistan's 215 runs. The undefeated 174* run partnership between Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz helped the hosts win the match by four wickets. Read Shane Warne's Death: The Spin Wizard's Astounding Cricket Moments and Records Bangladesh players went into the second encounter full of confidence after an incredible victory in the first match. Their on-field confidence was reflected in the team's overall performance. Bangladesh went on to win the vital second One-Day International by 88 runs after scoring a massive 306/4. Bangladesh would have moved up to sixth place in the ICC ODI rankings if they had won the series 3-0 over Afghanistan. However, the final encounter was a massive failure for the hosts. They were dismissed for 192 runs, which Afghanistan easily chased down in 40.1 overs for the loss of only three wickets. Read ICC Women's World Cup: Tigresses start campaign on wrong foot The hosts won the ODI series 2-1 and climbed to the top of the ICC World Cup Super League points table. Bangladesh team was anticipated to win the series, but failing to whitewash Afghanistan was a major disappointment. Bangladesh’s Performance in T20I Series Bangladesh dominated the opening Twenty20 encounter of the series, winning by 61 runs. But as in the ODI series, batters struggled in the final match of the T20I series and they were restricted to 115/9 in the allotted 20 overs. Afghanistan comfortably chased down the target for the loss of two wickets with 14 balls to spare. Read BAN vs AFG T20I Series 2022: Can Bangladesh Whitewash Afghanistan in Twenty20 Series? Bangladesh had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in the T20I series, which was yet another disappointment. If Bangladesh had won the series 2-0 over Afghanistan, they would have moved up to the seventh position in the ICC T20I standings. Bangladesh have lost nine of their previous ten Twenty20 matches, and the BCB needs an effective plan for the development of the T20 format. Individual Performances by Bangladesh Players in the Bangladesh-Afghanistan series 2022 Some young Bangladeshi cricketers excelled in the series against Afghanistan. Besides, it was disappointing that the senior cricketers did not perform well on a consistent basis. Let's take a look at the performance of Bangladesh's players throughout the series. Read BAN vs AFG Series 2022: Bangladesh’s Predicted Playing XI for First T20I Batting Liton Das' return to form in the limited-overs format was one of Bangladesh's most notable achievements in the series. He was the team's leading scorer with 223 runs. Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz proved that they are ready to take responsibility on the international stage with a superb match-winning partnership in the first ODI. Afif ended the ODI series as Bangladesh's second-highest run-scorer. Besides, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 86 runs in the second One-Day International. ODI captain and opener, Tamim Iqbal had a disastrous series, getting out three times in Fazalhaq Farooqi's bowling. He has to improve his footwork technique, especially when it comes to incoming deliveries. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad both struggled with the bat in the series. Newcomer, Yasir Ali only made 1 run in three innings. Read BAN vs AFG T20I Series 2022: Bangladesh Seek Resurgence in Twenty20 Format Top three run-scorers for Bangladesh in the ODI series Player Innings Runs HS 100s Litton Das 3 223 136 1 Afif Hossain 3 111 93* 0 Mushfiqur Rahim 3 96 86 0 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read BAN vs AFG T20I Series 2022: Players to Watch Liton Das was Bangladesh's leading run-scorer in the T20 format, with 73 runs. His top score of 60 runs came in the first match of the series, which assisted Bangladesh set up a challenging score to defend. Other than him, no other batters stood out in this two-match series. Afif Hossain was the second-highest run-scorer with 32 runs, while skipper Mahmudullah made 31. Bowling Shakib Al Hasan took the most wickets for Bangladesh in the ODI series. He took five wickets in three innings. Bangladesh's front-line pacers — Mustafizur, Taskin, and Shoriful – all performed well in the limited-overs series. Read BAN vs AFG T20I Series 2022: Bangladesh Aim to Leapfrog Afghanistan in ICC Rankings Top three wicket-takers for Bangladesh in ODI series Player Innings Wickets BBI Econ Shakib Al Hasan 3 5 2/38 4.65 Mustafizur Rahman 3 4 3/35 4.83 Taskin Ahmed 3 4 2/31 4.61 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read ICC Test Championship: SA maintain fourth position after series draw against NZ Nasum Ahmed bowled brilliantly in the opening T20I, taking four wickets for only ten runs to help Bangladesh take a 1-0 series lead. He was the most successful bowler for the hosts in the Twenty20 series. In addition, Shakib Al Hasan, Shoriful Islam, and Mustafizur Rahman looked impressive in the first match. However, they all struggled in the second T20I. Fielding Bangladesh's fielding was a major disappointment In the Afghanistan series. They dropped nine catches in five matches, which is a very concerning statistic for a Test-playing nation. Bangladesh's fielding must be at its best in the upcoming series against South Africa. Otherwise, both the ODI and Test series will be a catastrophe for them. Read BAN vs AFG 2022: Notable T20I records between Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Way Forward Bangladesh had high hopes of winning all five of their matches against Afghanistan. They should have won all of the games based on how they started both series. However, the host had struggled in the last matches of each series. Therefore, they were unable to attain the desired result in the BAN vs AFG series 2022. Bangladesh as a team must develop substantially in order to be more competitive against the South African national team in the next series. Players must be dedicated to improving their individual performances in order to be well equipped to face a formidable Proteas team. Read ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: Full Fixtures, Dates, Venues
Another record partnership - this time 202 for the third wicket between Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim- helped Bangladesh win the second ODI of the three-match series against Afghanistan on Friday in Chattogram. With the 88-run win, Bangladesh went to the top of the table of the World Cup Super League surpassing England. The Tigers now have 10 wins— one more than England of this event. Read:Hunting small targets helps me do well: Liton And with this win, also ensured a series win for the Tigers with one match to go on February 28 at the same venue. Liton scored his fifth ODI ton, while Mushfiqur scored 86. Bangladesh batted first in this match and posted a big total of 306 for four wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Afghanistan tumbled for 218 all out in 45.1 overs. The tourists lost three early wickets that prevented them from getting a good momentum while chasing a big target. Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran hit fifty each, but they failed to carry and in spite of being set in the middle. Afghanistan’s biggest partnership came in the f0urth-wicket stand when Rahmat and Najibullah added 89 runs off 90 balls. The stand was broken by Taskin Ahmed. Rahmat’s dismissal opened the floodgate and the other Afghanistan batters failed to recover from there. For Bangladesh, Taskin and Shakib Al Hasan bagged two wickets each while Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah Riyad and Afif Hossain bagged one wicket each. Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. Liton and Tamim Iqbal managed to have a cautious start, but they have parted away during the seventh over of the innings when Tamim fell prey to Fazalhaq Farooqi for 12 off 24 deliveries. Shakib Al Hasan also backed early scoring 20 off 35 balls with two fours. And right after that, Liton and Mushfiqur added 202 runs off 186 balls in the third wicket stand. Read: Domingo eyes to grab the series in 2nd ODI vs Afghanistan Along the way, Liton hit his fifth ODI ton— first against Afghanistan— with 16 fours and two sixes. Mushfiqur was also on the verge of his second ODI ton in two years. But with needing 14 more runs to do that, Mushfiqur was dismissed by Fareed Ahmad. Both Liton and Mushfiqur were scalped by Fareed off two consecutive deliveries in the 47th over. After the ODI series, both teams will lock the horns in the two-match T20I series in Dhaka on March 3 and 5.
Bangladesh set a number of new records during their spectacular triumph over Afghanistan in the first ODI of a three-match series in Chattogram on Wednesday, (February 23). The most records were made when Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz batted in the middle for the 7th wicket while pursuing Afghanistan's 215 runs. The pair put up an undefeated 174*-run stand to help Bangladesh win the match by 4 wickets. Take a look at the records that Bangladesh set in the opening match of BAN vs AFG ODI Series 2022. First Match of BAN vs AFG ODI Series 2022: Noteworthy Records for Bangladesh Several notable incidents occurred during the first ODI match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Both teams had their moments in the game, but Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz's partnership surpassed all expectations. A significant number of records were broken during that stand. Here are some of Bangladesh's notable achievements in the match. 150 International Catches for Mahmudullah Riyad Mahmudullah Riyad snatched his 150th international catch for Bangladesh during the first ODI of the Afghanistan series. He had to play 364 games to reach the milestone. Shakib Al Hasan has 99 catches in 369 matches, Tamim Iqbal has 98 catches in 358 matches, Soumya Sarkar has 90 catches in 143 matches, and Mashrafe Mortaza has 80 catches in 308 matches, making the top five. Read: We didn't expect a win after losing six wickets early: Tamim Bangladesh’s Best ODI Innings at no.7 Left-handed middle-order batter, Afif Hossain delivered a fascinating unbeaten 93*-run knock against Afghanistan, easing Bangladesh's victory. He stepped in at no. 7 when Bangladesh were 28/5 in 7.4 overs and produced that remarkable innings. Afif shattered Mahmudullah Riyad's record of 75* at no.7 with that knock. Other players in the top five are Khaled Mashud (71*), Mushfiqur Rahim (59), and Alok Kapali (55). Bangladesh’s Best ODI Innings at no.8 Right-handed middle-order batter, Mehidy Hasan Miraz smashed an undefeated 81*-run innings against Afghanistan, securing a historic victory for Bangladesh. He came in at no. 8 when Bangladesh were 45/6 in 11.2 overs and produced that incredible knock. With that knock, Miraz broke Naeem Islam's record of 73* at no.8. Nasir Hossain (63), Sabbir Rahman (53), and Mashrafe Mortaza (51*) make the top five. Read:1st ODI: Imperious Afif, Mehidy guide Tigers to surprise victory vs Afghanistan Second Highest ODI partnership for the 7th Wicket Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz's unbroken 174*-run partnership was the second-best for the 7th wicket in ODI history. In 2015, England's Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid made the highest 177-run seventh-wicket stand against New Zealand. The 127-run partnership between Imrul Kayes and Mohammad Saifuddin against Zimbabwe in 2018 is placed fifth on the list. The best match-winning partnership after losing five wickets The 174*-run match-winning stand between Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the seventh wicket was the best successful run chase partnership in ODI history after losing five wickets. Read:Bangladesh restrict Afghanistan to 215 in 1st ODI Way Forward Bangladesh were highly predicted to win the first match of the series. However, no one could have imagined that Afif and Miraj would lead Bangladesh to such a memorable win. They handed Bangladesh cricket fans a spectacular triumph by breaking multiple records in the match. Everyone was taken aback by Afif's tenacity and astute batting. Besides, Miraj's first focus was on giving Afif a strong company in order to build a big partnership. Miraj went on to play some fantastic strokes later on. Bangladesh were saved from certain defeat in the first match of BAN vs AFG ODI Series 2022 because of these two's fantastic batting performances. Read BAN vs AFG 2022: Attainable Milestones for Bangladesh Players in the Afghanistan Series
The ODI series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is extremely important in terms of securing a direct entrance to the 2023 ICC World Cup. Team management and players from both teams will play with more enthusiasm in order to perform better in the series. Therefore, the premier members of the team should deliver the expected performances. Because it's usual for top players to find their stride in major events. Who would have been the game-changers in this series? Let's take a look at the five players that have the potential to make a significant impact on the BAN vs AFG ODI series. Bangladesh-Afghanistan ODI Series 2022: Five Players to Watch There are a few genuine world-class cricketers in both the Bangladesh and Afghanistan teams with the ability to influence the outcome of a game. The top five players among them are discussed in this article. Let's have a look at their ODI career stats on the international stage. Shakib Al Hasan ODI Stats: M: 215 | Runs: 6600 | HS: 134* | Ave: 37.93 | 100s: 9 | Wkts: 277 | BBI: 5/29 | Ave: 29.44 | Econ: 4.44 | 5W: 3 There is no denying that Shakib Al Hasan's presence in the Bangladesh lineup makes a huge difference. His presence boosts the players' confidence, and he has the capacity to relieve the strain on the other players. He is presently the leading wicket-taker in the Bangladesh-Afghanistan ODI contest with 18 wickets in seven ODIs. Therefore, Shakib will undoubtedly make a difference in the series for Bangladesh. Read:BAN vs AFG T20I Series 2022: Bangladesh Squad Announced for Afghanistan Series Rashid Khan ODI Stats: M: 77 | Runs: 1040 | HS: 60* | Ave: 20.39 | 50s: 5 | Wkts: 146 | BBI: 7/18 | Ave: 18.49 | Econ: 4.16 | 5W: 4 Rashid Khan is a world-class leg-spinner with the ability to bat aggressively in the last overs. While he is a capable batsman, it is his bowling that international cricketers fear the most. Rashid Khan's leg-spin has been one of the most frightening to batters in recent years. Rashid will surely be the main source of concern for Bangladesh's batters all through the series. Tamim Iqbal ODI Stats: M: 219 | Runs: 7666 | HS: 158 | Ave: 36.85 | 100s: 14 Bangladesh require an anchor batter who can bat deep through the innings to the end. Captain Tamim Iqbal is the perfect fit for the job. Bangladesh's most reliable opener has performed this role for nearly a decade and will continue to do so in the ODI series against Afghanistan. He has a strong record against Afghanistan in ODIs. Tamim has a 54.60 batting average and has scored 273 runs in 5 innings. He will definitely be a game-changing player for Bangladesh in the series. Read:BAN vs AFG ODI Series 2022: Bangladesh Start as Favourites Mohammad Nabi ODI Stats: M: 127 | Runs: 2817 | HS: 116 | Ave: 27.61 | 100s: 1 | Wkts: 132 | BBI: 4/30 | Ave: 33.12 | Econ: 4.30 | 5W: 0 Mohammad Nabi is a seasoned all-rounder who will be crucial to Afghanistan's progress in the series. Nabi bowls well in the middle overs and may provide crucial breakthroughs when needed. Nabi is an aggressive batter in addition to his bowling. The Afghanistan team will be hoping to see Mohammad Nabi at his best during the BAN vs AFG ODI series 2022. Mustafizur Rahman ODI Stats: M: 68 | Wkts: 127 | BBI: 6/43 | Ave: 22.83 | Econ: 5.19 | 5W: 5 The left-arm pacer, Mustafizur Rahman has become one of the best-known limited-overs bowlers in international cricket over the last 5/6 years. His bowling style will pose a concern for Afghanistan's top order as well as in the death overs. Therefore, Mustafizur Rahman has the potential to be a true game-changer in the series. Read BAN vs AFG 2022: Attainable Milestones for Bangladesh Players in the Afghanistan Series Way Forward The five players mentioned above are all capable of performing on the field without being pressured. They usually play an essential role in the success of their team. These players will definitely shine for their team in this limited-overs series. It is hoped that their outstanding performance would not only influence the outcome of the BAN vs AFG ODI series 2022 but also bring joy to cricket fans.