Pakistan will meet Bangladesh in the first game of the Super Fours stage of the 2023 Asia Cup on Wednesday afternoon at the Gaddafi Stadium. Pakistan comes into this game in terrific shape, winning Group A with three points. Bangladesh finished second in Group B. Continue reading for a match preview. The match begins at 03:00 p.m. IST.
When the rain came, Pakistan was in a very strong position against India, and they would head into this match wanting to win another Asia Cup in 2023.
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Bangladesh has a strong record against Pakistan in this format over the last decade and a number of players are in excellent form after their triumph on Sunday.
- Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup, Super 4
- September 6, 2023 – 3:00 AM IST
- Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
How to Watch Match?
There will be live coverage of the India vs. Nepal game on TNT Sports, Star Sports, PTV, Fox Sports, and Sky Sports.
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The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is excellent for batting, and we should expect plenty of runs. The pitch is level and fast, making it simpler for the batsmen to play their shots. Seamers will be rewarded with wickets if they maintain line and length discipline. Batters appreciate the pace of this Lahore wicket, which has a constant bounce. Thus a par score is expected to be between 310 and 320.
Toss Analysis for PAK Vs. BAN
Sri Lanka won the toss on Tuesday and chose to bat first, resulting in a tight victory. With the humidity forecast to grow in the second half of the game, both captains are likely to choose to field first.
Pakistan has excelled in the shorter formats, recently reaching to the top of the ICC ODI standings. They went undefeated in the group stages and won Group A.
For this encounter, Pakistan has constructed a well-balanced team that will attempt to outperform Bangladesh in all aspects. Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul-Haq will take the batting first. The pair were unable to create a mark in Pakistan’s sole opportunity to bat against Nepal.
Babar Azam has had a tremendous year thus far and will be crucial in third place. He and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 214 runs together to help Pakistan reach a massive total. The middle order will consist of Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, and Shadab Khan.
Pakistan’s batting order is not bad, but it is heavily reliant on Babar Azam. The depth of their batting offers them a significant advantage over most other teams, particularly Bangladesh.
Pakistan currently possesses one of the best pace assaults in the world. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah can all generate substantial pace and are effective on all surfaces.
Afridi took four wickets against India and is in excellent form. Pakistan’s spin attack remains a vulnerability, as it will have to rely on all-rounders Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz.
PAKISTAN PROBABLE XI PLAYERS:
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf.
Bangladesh began its campaign with a loss to Sri Lanka, but came back strongly in a must-win game against Afghanistan to finish second in Group B.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz put on a stunning display of batting brilliance in the previous match, striking individual hundreds to form Bangladesh’s second-highest third-wicket partnership. The other batsmen’s form, on the other hand, is cause for concern.
So far, Mohammad Naim, Towhid Hridoy, and Mushfiqur Rahim have all fallen flat. All-rounders Shakib Al-Hasan, Shamim Hossain, and Afif Hossain give batting depth, but how they do against a strong bowling attack is unknown.
Bangladesh’s batting has frequently struggled in conditions that favour large totals. They perform better on surfaces where the ball grips better and the run-rates are lower. They are unlikely to be interested in the Gaddafi Stadium.
The seam attack will be led by Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, and Hasan Mahmud, while the spin attack will be led by Shakib, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Afif Hossain. This is hardly a huge strike that should worry Pakistan.
None of the bowlers on this team are world-class, and even on their best day, they may struggle to overcome Pakistan.
BANGLADESH PROBABLE XI PLAYERS:
Md Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Afia Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, and Hasan Mahmud
Cricket Betting Tips
Though the prospect of a Bangladesh victory appears appealing, we believe they are unlikely to defeat Pakistan at this point. The latter has turned in some excellent performances in recent months, and we expect them to continue.
Pakistan is the odds-on favorite to win.
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the author’s intuition, understanding, and analysis. Consider the information above when you create your prediction, then decide for yourself.