Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Betting Tips 23/02/2022

February 23, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Betting Tips 23/02/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 1st ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be played on Feb 23 (Wednesday) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. The match is to begin at 10:30am IST.

Teams Status


After winning their first ever Test match in New Zealand last month, Bangladesh now return to the comfort of home soil in a shorter format and against easier opponents.

The Tigers have not played ODI cricket since July last year when they whitewashed Zimbabwe 3-0 away from home.

Mohammad Naim, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Nurul Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin and Rubel Hossain – all of whom were part of the ODI unit that beat Zimbabwe have been dropped.

Instead, the selectors have named four uncapped players in the squad. Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Yasir Ali and Mahmudul Hasan Joy form that quartet.


Afghanistan have undergone a number of changes over the past few months. Firstly, they are now being trained by interim coach Stuart Law after Lance Klusenar left the role.

Secondly, they have left out Sharafuddin Ashraf and Usman Ghani – both of whom were a part of the Afghanistan side that swept Netherlands 3-0 last month.

Qais Ahmad and Mohammad Saleem have also failed to make the cut although they at least are on the reserves list. Meanwhile, Ibrahim Zadran has been drafted in.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Bangladesh are the favourites for the 1st ODI. Parimatch has Bangladesh priced at 1.69 and Afghanistan at 2.10. Bet365 has Bangladesh available for 1.44 and Afghanistan for 2.75. Paripesa has Bangladesh available for 1.464 and Afghanistan for 2.748.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Afghanistan to win @ 2.75

Most teams that have visited Bangladesh and gotten humiliated were either not good players of spin or did not have decent spinners of their own. Jury remains out on Afghanistan’s ability to play spin but there is no doubt that they possess some of the world’s best spinners. If this were a T20 match we’d be even more confident backing Afghanistan but this is an ODI, which dims our expectations a bit but not enough for us to not take a chance at all. The odds have been sourced from Bet365.

Tip: Bangladesh top batter – Tamim Iqbal @ 3.20

Over the past five years, Tamim Iqbal has scored 945 runs in ODIs played at home at an average of 67.50. He hasn’t played international cricket in months but he did feature in the Bangladesh Premier League recently and didn’t look half bad. Back playing for the Tigers after a long time, we expect him to make the opportunity count. The odds have been sourced from Bet365.


We expect this series to be more than competitive and Afghanistan to become progressively better with each match. This first match will give us an idea if they hit the ground running or get to the high level we expect them to be at eventually.

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