Bangladesh will battle for survival against a formidable Afghanistan side today in the Asia Cup 2023. The match will take place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.
Losing the first game against Sri Lanka has put the Tigers in a must-win situation. On the other hand, Afghanistan will begin their Asia Cup campaign today (3 September 2023).
Here we have the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup live stream, date, start time, preview, team news, probable XI, key stats, and how to watch on TV.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Date, Start Time, Venue
- Asia Cup 2023 | Match 4
- Bangladesh vs Afghanistan | Group B
- Date: Sunday, 3 September 2023
- Start Time: 9:30 am GMT
- Venue: Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan
Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host the match, which has a capacity of 27,000. The match starts at 3:30 pm Bangladesh Time.
Team News and Probable XI
Here is the team news for Bangladesh and Afghanistan for today’s match.
Bangladesh Team News and Probable XI
Bangladesh would not tinker too much in their batting lineup. Anamul Haque could come in for Tanzid Hasan Tamm who made a duck in their opening game.
Mohammad Naim, Tanzid Hasan/Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
Afghanistan Team News and Probable XI
The Afghan side is pretty much settled. Whether Gulbadin Naib or Karim Janat gets the nod to start remains to be seen.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib/Karim Janat, Mohammad Saleem Safi.
Head-to-head in ODI
Bangladesh and Afghanistan played 14 ODI matches, with Bangladesh winning 8 and Afghanistan 6.
Afghanistan won the recent ODI series between the two sides by 2-1, in July, in Chattogram, Bangladesh.
- Fazalhaq Farooqi has picked 14 wickets in 6 ODIs against Bangladesh
- Taskin Ahmed has 13 ODI wickets in 8 matches in 2023
How to Watch Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Match?
Today’s Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match will be available live on GTV and T Sports in Bangladesh. In Afghanistan, fans can watch the match live on Ariana TV.
In India, Star Sports will broadcast the match live, with live streaming free on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
Here are the official broadcasters of this year’s Asia Cup cricket tournament in different countries.
|Location||TV and Live Stream|
|India||Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, Ten Sports|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV (GTV), Toffee, Rabitholebd|
|UK and Ireland||TNT Sports, Discovery+|
|Australia||Foxtel, Kayo Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ, Sky Go app|
|South Africa||SuperSport, DStv app|
|MENA||CricLife Max, STARZ Play|
Watch Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Live Stream for Free Online
You can easily watch the Asia Cup 2023 match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan live stream for free on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
Just download the app from your app store and enjoy every ball life for free in India.
However, if you are from anywhere else in the world, a VPN will help you to connect to an Indian server, and let you watch the live stream for free.
Follow the steps below to watch the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan live stream for free.
- Download and Install a reliable VPN
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in India. For example, connect to New Delhi
- Now download and install the Disney+ Hotstar app from your app store
- Open the Disney+ Hotstar app. There you can easily select and start streaming the match live for free
Bangladesh will battle for survival against Afghanistan
The Bangladeshi batters struggled against Sri Lanka in their opening match in the Asia Cup. They put together a total of 164 runs.
Bangladesh clearly struggled against the Sri Lankan spin attacks, before Pathirana did the rest to bowl them out.
The Bangladesh batters could have another problematic day against a formidable spin attack of Afghanistan, in the form of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb, and Nabi. Moreover, history suggests that Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium is not easy to bat in.
It’s a must-win game for Bangladesh. Bangladesh won the recent T20I series 3-0 against Afghanistan but lost the ODI series 2-1 at home.
Afghanistan are coming off a 3-0 ODI defeat against Pakistan. However, in the 2nd ODI match of that series, Afghanistan scored 300-5, with Gurbaz scoring 151 runs, in Hambantota.