Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st T20I: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report, Team Records at Sylhet
Updated on: Jul 13, 2023 3:29 pm IST
Bangladesh are ready to host Afghanistan for a short two-match T20I series and the BAN vs AFG 1st T20I match will be taking place at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on 14 July, 2023. The visiting Afghanistan team will definitely be feeling very much high on confidence after they defeated the home side 2-1 in the recently concluded three-match ODI series on their homesoil. On the other hand, Bangladesh will also take a bit of momentum as they registered a brilliant 7-wicket victory in the third and final ODI encounter.
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
The Sylhet International Cricket Stadium’s pitch has presented a formidable challenge for batsmen, offering difficult conditions to play on and the same will be expected during BAN vs AFG Dream11 Prediction. Its slow nature heavily favors spinners, who are expected to relish bowling on this surface. As the match progresses, the pitch slows down even further, compounding the challenges for stroke players with its low bounce.
During the first innings, the pitch is expected to provide a decent batting surface, offering little assistance to the pacers. Batsmen might find it relatively easier to score runs, as the ball comes onto the bat more predictably. However, spinners will remain a constant threat in these conditions, benefiting from the grip and turn offered by the pitch.
Bangladesh has experienced persistent heavy rainfall in recent days, and the forecast indicates a high probability of rain on the match day as well, with a likelihood exceeding 70 percent.
Team Records at Sylhet
- Out of the 8 T20I matches played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium so far, Bangladesh are yet to win even a single game.
- A total of 7 games have been won by chasing teams at this venue while teams batting first has won only one T20I match so far.
- The average first innings total remains around the 150 – 160 mark at this ground.
- Sri Lanka have the highest score on this venue when they recorded 210 for 4 against Bangladesh in 2018.
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