Bangladesh will play Afghanistan in a bilateral home series shortly after the conclusion of the BPL 2022. The fixture for this three-match ODI series has been confirmed, and the Bangladesh squad will be announced at the beginning of next week. All of the games will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Bangladesh will take over first place in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table if they win this series. Let's take a look at the full schedule for the BAN vs AFG 2022 series and Bangladesh’s ODI World Cup super league scenario.
Bangladesh-Afghanistan ODI Series 2022 Fixtures
Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play a three-match One-Day International series starting on February 23. The remaining two matches will take place on February 25 and 28, respectively. All of the limited-over matches will take place in Chattogram, with a scheduled start time of 11 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).
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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI Series 2022 Fixtures
Date: Feb 23 | Match: 1st ODI
Date: Feb 25 | Match: 2nd ODI
Date: Feb 28 | Match: 3rd ODI
Impact of the BAN vs AFG 2022 series in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League
When Bangladesh play Afghanistan in a three-match series later this month, they have a great chance to move up to first place in the current World Cup Super League.
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Bangladesh's main objective will be to win all of the matches and overtake all of the other teams in the Super League points table to claim the top spot. Bangladesh will receive rating points in the ICC ODI rankings if they clinch the series against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh will take the lead in the points standings if they win the series against Afghanistan by a 2-1 margin. However, the Tamim Iqbal-led side would be looking to whitewash the Afghanistan national team.
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Meanwhile, if Afghanistan whitewash Bangladesh, they will move up to second place in the standings. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be dropped to third place. Afghanistan may finish third if they win the series by a margin of 2-1. In such a scenario, India will be down to the fourth position. Furthermore, Afghanistan will move up to fourth place if they win one game.
Top eight teams of ICC ODI World Cup Super League Points Standings
England (95 points) | Bangladesh (80 points) | India (79 points) | Ireland (68 points) | Sri Lanka (62 points) | Afghanistan (60 points) | Australia (60 points) | West Indies (50 points)
Bangladesh are a very competitive team at home. They have only lost one ODI match and have won eight since 2020. On the other hand, Afghanistan haven't lost an ODI since 2021, although all of its wins have been against weaker opponents. In that regard, the forthcoming series will be challenging for Afghanistan.
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Both teams will have full-strength lineups for the series. As a result, Bangladesh will be the favorites to win the series, and the hosts might potentially whitewash (3-0) Afghanistan in the three-match One-Day International series.
Bangladesh may take first place in the ICC World Cup Super League (2020-2023) points table if they win at least two matches in the series. Bangladesh does have a decent chance of achieving the goal because they are a formidable ODI team at home. On the other hand, Afghanistan will make a huge leap forward in the points standings if they win the series. In that perspective, both teams will be motivated to perform well in the BAN vs AFG 2022 series in order to improve their present standings.