Match 3 of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup sees two tournament outsiders clash at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. Bangladesh and Afghanistan will both see this match as winnable and if either harbours any ambitions of reaching the last four, this match is a must-win.
Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan Betting Odds
In the betting to win the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh is 100/1 and Afghanistan are 125/1. The more realistic bet for either nation is to reach the last four. Bangladesh are 7/1 to reach the last four, and Afghanistan are 13/1.
To put those odds into perspective, India is 1/14, Australia 1/3, and even England – fresh from their New Zealand mauling – are 8/13. So the best cricket World Cup betting sites aren’t giving either nation a chance of making the final four.
In the match betting, Bangladesh are marginal favourites at 8/11. Afghanistan is 23/20. Litton Das is the favourite at 10/3 to be the top Bangladesh run scorer, with Shakib Al Hasan are 3/1. For Afghanistan, Ibrahim Zadran is 3/1 to be the top run scorer, while Rashid Khan is 5/2 to be their top wicket-taker.
Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan Predictions
Bangladesh have been quietly improving in the 50 Over arena over the past couple of years. But have they run out of form at just the wrong time, as they enter the World Cup on the back of a 2-0 series defeat to New Zealand?
In the recent Asia Cup, they won just two matches and never got close to reaching the final. Although in fairness, one of those wins was against India.
Afghanistan managed to do worse than Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. They played two and lost two. They’ve also had a limited number of ODI matches in recent years, which has seriously hampered their preparations.
A bet on Bangladesh can be the only bet in this match.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match Info
- Location; HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala, India
- Date; Saturday 7th October 2023
- Time; 6 am BST
How to Watch Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
- UK: Sky Sports Cricket
- New Zealand: Sky Sports 3
- India: Star Sports
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Betting Tips
Rashid Khan Over 39.5 Points @ 1/2
With 20 points on offer for a wicket and 1 point for a run, Rashid Khan will score 40 points or more. He should have 10 Overs to get two wickets, and as we’ve seen over the years, Khan is handy with the bat as well.
Afghanistan to have Highest Opening Partnership @ 4/5
Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have been a solid opening partnership in recent times for Afghanistan. In their last six innings, they have two double-century stands, and one of them was against Bangladesh. Any opener can get out early on a given day. But this bet stacks up statistically, and we feel it makes sense to place.