The third match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan on Sunday, September 03 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan.
Bangladesh must be gutted about how they played against Sri Lanka in the tournament opener. Their batters couldn’t figure out Sri Lanka’s spinners, especially Matheesha Pathirana. Now, it’s do-or-die time for them in this match.
On the other hand, Afghanistan are all about to step onto the Asia Cup 2023 stage for the first time, and they are hungry for a win to kickstart their campaign. If they perform like they did in their recent ODIs against Pakistan, they will be on fire.
Now, before we dive into this game, let’s check out what the Gaddafi Stadium pitch in Lahore has in store for us:
BAN vs AFG Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Pitch Report
To kick things off, forget about rain at Gaddafi Stadium, unlike Pallekele. This pitch is a run-fest, and bowlers need to be on point. If you win the toss, opt for chasing – that’s the winning formula here in most games. The average first-inning total here hovers around 270-280 runs.
BAN vs AFG Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Pitch Stats & Records
- Total matches: 69
- Matches won batting first: 34
- Matches won bowling first: 33
- Average 1st Inns scores: 251
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 215
- Highest total recorded: 375/3 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM
- Lowest total recorded: 75/10 (22.5 Ov) by PAK vs SL
- Highest score chased: 349/4 (49 Ov) by PAK vs AUS
- Lowest score defended: 170/8 (40 Ov) by WI vs PAK
BAN vs AFG Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Weather Forecast
Looking at the weather forecast, Sunday in Lahore is going to be scorching hot with lots of sun, and we can expect the mercury to hit a high of 38°C. Humidity levels will hover around 68%.