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Bangladesh vs Pakistan, BAN vs PAK, Today Match Prediction

Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Toss Winner - Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first

Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets

Host Bangladesh face uphill battle against in-form Pakistan

  • Bangladesh have lost their last five matches in the T20 format.
  • Recently, Pakistan lost to Australia in the semifinal game of the T20 World Cup played at Dubai.
  • Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been standout performers for Pakistan in the T20 format.

Expect Pakistan to register a comfortable win over Bangladesh at Dhaka.

Tournament: Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Bangladesh will be looking to change their fortunes in the T20 format when they face Pakistan in the opening game played at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim have been rested while Rubel Hossain, Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar have been dropped from the T20I squad. Captain Mahmudullah will need to lead from the front with the bat for Bangladesh in this fixture.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be keen to continue their winning ways in the T20 format. Despite losing to Australia in the semis, Pakistan played outstanding cricket in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Bangladesh Preview

With Mohammad Saifuddin and Shakib Al Hasan not available due to injuries, the team management will be looking to find decent replacements and pick their final XI for this opening contest.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Yasir Ali, Saif Hassan, Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Nasum Ahmed and Mahedi Hasan to provide crucial breakthroughs in this fixture.

The pace duo of Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman will be hoping to dry up the runs in the middle-overs of the innings.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Saif Hassan, Mohammad Naim, Yasir Ali, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed.

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Nurul Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Aminul Islam, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Taskin Ahmed, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain

Pakistan Preview

The Men in Green will be looking to make two changes to the XI for this game as Usman Qadir and Mohammad Wasim Jr. come in place of Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Fakhar Zaman, wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam to deliver decent scores in this fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Shadab Khan to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haider Ali.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Shoaib Malik, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
19
0 mm.
1.55 k/h
From: NE
17%
03h
24
0 mm.
1.58 k/h
From: NNE
15%
06h
25
0 mm.
2.51 k/h
From: N
6%
09h
27
0 mm.
2.64 k/h
From: NW
9%
12h
25
0 mm.
2 k/h
From: NNW
11%
15h
23
0 mm.
1.62 k/h
From: NNE
5%
18h
22
0 mm.
1.39 k/h
From: NNW
16%
21h
21
0 mm.
1.64 k/h
From: NNE
91%

Weather Conditions

With forecast for Friday being sunny with light winds, the wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The spinners will play a crucial role in the outcome of the game.

Venue Details

Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka is going to host the 1st ODI between Bangladesh and Pakistan.

This year, Bangladesh have won seven matches out of ten T20Is played at Dhaka.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the toss would be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 140 runs. The previous couple of matches have been won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Pakistan will be clear favorites to win their opening game against Bangladesh.  With Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in sublime form this season, Pakistan will be looking to pile on the runs against Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will need to bat exceedingly well to get a positive result out of this game.

Expect Pakistan to register a comfortable win over Bangladesh at Dhaka.

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Author: Shoaib Z.