One Match is scheduled today between Pakistan vs Bangladesh. It will take place at Lord’s, London, England on 10:30 am local time. This is match number 43.
Pakistan have to beat Bangladesh by over 300 runs to outdo New Zealand. However, this is unlikely to be a team that has mastered all cricket tournaments with flying colors.
The equation is really simple. Not easy, but easy. Pakistan has to beat first. Then they have to score 400 points and dismiss Bangladesh for 84. That’s a profit margin of 316 runs – which has never been achieved in the history of the one-day cricket, let alone in a tournament like the World Cup.
These margins will change depending on the score, but the point is that Pakistan has to do the improbable to trump New Zealand and reach the semi-finals. When Bangladesh flies first, Pakistan is out before the match begins.
For a short time Pakistan teased again in 1992. Until the last week, the timing of this year’s event was identical to that of 27 years ago. But this time, at least, it should not be a miracle against Bangladesh. But the team of Sarfaraz Ahmed can be proud of the fight they have shown after a slow start and especially after a series of defeats that brought them into the tournament.
Your opponent Bangladesh has delivered a spirited performance at this World Cup. Shakib Al Hasan has done practically everything a cricketer on the field can do. Bangladesh has come through the wave of Shakib’s outstanding performance to compete with the best teams in the competition.
They defeated South Africa and Afghanistan, set up a record hunt against the West Indies, showed several brilliant moments in a major chase against Australia and almost defeated New Zealand.
Two proud teams who gave everything to be outdone by four teams that were simply more clinical, professional and consistent. But can they come out one last time and leave England with happy memories?
Pakistan Key Player | Babar Azam
Pakistan’s No. 3 was remarkably consistent throughout the tournament. He has a calm and mature mind that allows clarity in thinking as well as the right shot selection for the right situations.
Bangladesh Key Player | Mustafizur Rahman
The variety of cutters and other variations of the left arm pacemaker proved useful against India as it helped Bangladesh restrict them to 314 despite a strong start. Pakistan’s squad is packed with some greats, and Mustafa’s fight against Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail could make for an exciting sightseeing.
Weather Conditions | Lord’s, London, England
Friday should be sunny and rain-free. Lords has traditionally offered early swing to the faster bowlers, but do not expect the teams to deviate from the proven “Bat-First” formula.
Teams Squad | Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Final Playing XI squad will announce after toss today.
Last 5 ODI Stats of Both Teams
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