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Bangladesh vs Pakistan, BAN vs PAK, Today Match Prediction

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh

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

Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Bangladesh, Pakistan lock horns in the Test series opener at Chattogram

  • In 2015, Pakistan managed to win a Test series in Bangladesh.
  • Fawad Alam and Shaheen Shah Afridi have been the standout performers for Pakistan in Test cricket.
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraaz and captain Mominul Haque have been consistent performer for South Africa in red-ball cricket.

Expect Pakistan to win this opening Test against Bangladesh.

Tournament: Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2021 | Format: TEST | Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Bangladesh will be looking to turn things around in red-ball cricket when they take on Pakistan in the opening Test in Chattogram on Friday.

With Shakab Al Hasan fully recovering from injury, the home side will be desperate to get back to winning ways in red-ball format. The selectors have picked three uncapped players for the two-match Test series against Pakistan.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be confident of doing well in this Test series after their dominance over Bangladesh in the T20I series.. The visitors will need to adjust to the conditions and looking to do well with bat and ball against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Preview

For home side, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraaz and Shakib Al Hasan make their return to the Test squad. Rejaur Rahman Raja and Mahmudul Hasan Joy are uncapped players picked for the two-match series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Babar Azam, Azhar Ali and Mohammad Rizwan to make notable scores for the side in this opening Test.

Since January 2021, Captain Mominul Haque has topped the batting charts for Pakistan in Test cricket. He has accumulated 489 runs in five matches at an average of 61.12, which included two centuries and one half-century to his name.

Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan will make up the middle-order for Bangladesh for the opening Test.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraaz and Nayeem Hasan

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Mominul Haque (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Liton Das (wk), Shadman Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraaz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Saif Hasan, Nayeem Hasan and Abu Jayed

Bangladesh Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Naim Sheikh
47
50
2
2
94
S Patwari
22
23
4
0
95.65
A Hossain
20
21
0
2
95.24
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M
1.0
0
10
3
10
S Islam
3.0
0
30
1
10
A Islam
4.0
0
26
1
6.5

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Yasir Ali Choudhary, Ebadot Hossain, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Abu Jayed, Shadman Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto

Pakistan Preview

The visitors will certainly play two spinners for the opening game of the Test series against Bangladesh. Bilal Asif will be slotted into the playing XI in place of Mohammad Abbas.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the experienced batting trio of Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since Jan 2021, Middle-order batsman Fawad Alam has topped the batting charts for Pakistan in five-day format. Left-hander has accumulated 513 runs in seven Test matches at an average of 57.00 with three centuries and one half-century to his name. The team management will be hoping that Babar Azam can find form with the bat in this opening Test.

Abid Ali, Imam-ul Haq and will need to put in crucial scores for the side for this series opener.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Shaheen Shah and Mohammad Abbas provide crucial breakthroughs. Bilal Asif could come in place of Hasan Ali for this game.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Bilal Asif, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Abbas.

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
H Ali
45
38
3
2
118.42
M Rizwan
40
43
2
1
93.02
B Azam
19
25
2
0
76
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Wasim Jr
4.0
0
15
2
3.75
U Qadir
4.0
0
35
2
8.75
S Dhani
3.0
0
24
1
8

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Abid Ali, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Azhar Ali

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Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast being bright and sunny, the wicket will certainly offer some assistance to the slow bowlers

Venue Details

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is going to host the opening Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The Men in Green will take heart from the fact that they won two Test matches played at Chattogram.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this surface.The average first innings at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium is around 370 runs.

Based on recent performances, Pakistan will be outright favorites to win the opening Test.

For home side, the likes of Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim will need to lead the way in this opening Test.

With likes of Fawad Alam, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Azhar Ali showing excellent form  this season, the visitors will be looking to dominate the proceedings at Chattogram.

Expect Pakistan to win this opening Test against Bangladesh.

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Author: Shoaib Z.