After earning test status recently, Afghanistan is set to play a three match ODI series against Bangladesh. Nizamuddin, the chief executive of the Bangladesh Cricket Board(BCB) declared this on Wednesday, March 21. The timeline of the games are yet under discussion. “We have decided in principle to play Afghanistan in India’s Dehradun for a three-match ODI series after they proposed it in recent past. We are still in discussion about the iterinary but most probably it will be played in the first week of June at Dehradun,” Nizamuddin was quoted in an interview with Cricbuzz.
While Afghanistan is set to make debut in the long format against India from June 14, the BCB officials are trying to fix dates for the 3-match ODI series just before the historic India-Afghanistan match. Afghanistan was originally supposed to host the series with Bangladesh at UAE. But upon failing to do so, the Afghan Cricket Board considered India for two main reasons. One, Afghanistan had played in India before. Second, India had offered a stadium in Greater Noida as a homeground for Afghanistan in 2015-2016.
Afghanistan, who has had a total of 49 wins and 45 losses in One Day International, had lost their last series against Bangladesh with 2-1 margin.
In total, out of the 5 matched Afghanistan played against Bangladesh, they were able to win only only two.
So what do you think? Would Afghanistan win this time? Or would Bangladesh take the victory back home again?