AFG Playing 11 for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Match; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for BAN vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

Updated on: Jul 12, 2023 12:19 am IST

AFG Playing11 for BAN vs AFG 1st T20I match

On July 14, the first T20I between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be played at Sylhet International Stadium in Sylhet. The match is set to commence at 05:30 pm IST.

Despite losing the third ODI, Afghanistan managed to secure their first-ever ODI series victory against Bangladesh. Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the standout performer, emerging as the top scorer with an impressive total of 173 runs. On the bowling front, Farooqi displayed exceptional skills and claimed the highest number of wickets in the series, totaling eight.

Afghanistan’s success extends to the T20I format as well. They have previously won a three-match T20I series against Bangladesh in 2018. The most recent encounter between the two teams in the 2021/22 season ended in a 1-1 draw. Rashid Khan will lead the team in the upcoming T20I series. Alongside him, talented players namely Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, and Fazalhaq Farooqi will also contribute to the team’s performance.

Afghanistan Playing 11 Team News

  • Naveen-ul-Haq was ruled out of the T20I series after sustaining a knee injury.
  • Nijat Masood was named as Naveen-ul-Haq’s replacement.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi is expected to be fit as he was hospitalized prior to the third ODI but eventually participated in the match.
  • No other major injury concerns were reported.

AFG Playing 11

  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  2. Hazratullah Zazai
  3. Ibrahim Zadran
  4. Najibullah Zadran
  5. Mohammad Nabi
  6. Karim Janat
  7. Rashid Khan (c)
  8. Azmatullah Omarzai
  9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  10. Fazalhaq Farooqi
  11. Fareed Ahmad

Afghanistan Squad

Rashid Khan (c), Fareed Ahmad, Noor Ahmad, Sediqullah Atal, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Nijat Masood, Wafadar Momand, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai

BAN vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Here are the best fantasy cricket picks for BAN vs AFG Dream11 Prediction from Afghanistan.

Hazratullah Zazai Stats in T20I

Hazratullah Zazai will open the innings for Afghanistan with Gurbaz. He has appeared in 33 T20I matches and has scored 995 an impressive average of 30.15. His high score includes an outstanding 162 not out which he played against Ireland in 2022. Zazai also has an impressive track record against Bangladesh having scored 136 runs in five matches averaging 34 and including one half-century. 

Owing to his notable records against Bangladesh, Hazratullah Zazai will be a top pick for your Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Dream11 team.

Matches Runs Last 5 performances in T20Is Last 5 performances against Bangladesh High Score in T20Is
36 995 27, 1, 7, 0, 21 23, 59*, 6, 47, 1 162*

Fazalhaq Farooqi Stats in T20I

Fazalhaq Farooqi emerged as the game-changer in the previous ODI series, leading the wicket-taking charts. He took three-wicket hauls in two matches and picked up two wickets in the final ODI. In the recent T20Is, he has been in impressive form, taking a total of 11 wickets in the last ten matches.

Notably, he has also performed pretty well against Bangladesh, securing a five wickets haul in the only three T20I matches he has played against them. Given his recent performances and notable records against the hosts, including Fazalhaq Farooqi in your Dream11 team for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match would be a valuable addition.

Matches Wickets Last 5 performances in T20Is Last 5 performances against Bangladesh Highest wickets in T20Is
22 26 1/25, 2/19, 2/13, 0/15, 0/32 0/25, 3/18, 2/27 3/11


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