ICC World Cup 2023 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match - How to watch, live stream, and more.

Bangladesh, led by Shakib Al Hasan, embarks on their ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 campaign against Afghanistan, captained by Hashmatullah Shahidi, at Dharamsala’s HPCA Stadium on October 7th, with kick-off at 10:30 AM.

This may mark the final World Cup appearance for Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mahmudullah.

In warm-up matches, Bangladesh secured a victory against Sri Lanka in Guwahati but suffered a four-wicket loss to defending champions England at the same venue under DLS method.

Afghanistan triumphed over Sri Lanka using DLS in their second warm-up in Guwahati, while their first match against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram was washed out due to rain.

During the 2023 Asia Cup, Afghanistan faced defeats against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the group stage, leading to their elimination from the tournament.

Head-to-head, Bangladesh has the upper hand with nine wins in 15 encounters against Afghanistan, who won six.

Pitch conditions at HPCA Stadium favor bowlers, particularly medium pacers. Historically, teams chasing have had more success than those batting first.

The weather forecast for Dharamsala appears promising with a minimal 10% chance of rain, around 55% humidity, and comfortable playing conditions. The wind speed is expected to be 11 km/hr according to AccuWeather.

Probable Playing XIs: Afghanistan (AFG): Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Bangladesh (BAN): Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan/Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Viewers in India can catch the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match live on Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming on the Disney+Hotstar app and website. The match begins at 10:30 AM.






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