Pakistan find corner in parsimonious race

Pakistan find corner in parsimonious race


Match facts

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014
Start time 1530 internal (0930 GMT)

Big Picture

Pakistan have already shown their unpredictability in a tournament. They were baggy during a defeat to India in a opening compare and fought behind against Australia to keep their chances alive in a World T20. They are a usually group to have reached a semi-finals of any World T20 so far, and need to win their final dual matches to keep that record intact.

Bangladesh, on a other hand, are carrying a fear season, and now have 3 unbroken defeats in a tournament. Their defeat to West Indies on Tuesday was their second-worst by domain of runs in a format and was followed by a big loss to India. Their captain Mushfiqur Rahim has urged players to come out with their healthy diversion rather than personification for their places. The semi-finals demeanour out of their reach, generally given their record of never carrying beaten a top-eight group in a Twenty20 other than West Indies. Despite a bad record, Bangladesh’s fans continue to be ardent supporters, and Mushfiqur’s side will wish to give them something to lighten adult their Sunday.

If Pakistan kick Bangladesh, they won’t need to worry about net run-rates (unless there is a washout). They will have dual wins, on standard with West Indies, who they face in their final joining diversion – a leader of that compare will join India as semi-finalists from Group 2.

Form guide

(last 5 matches, many new first)

Bangladesh: LLLWW
Pakistan: WLWWW

In a spotlight

Shakib Al Hasan, once again, is a male Bangladesh will design to emanate a disproportion with both round and bat. He’s had dual unbroken low scores with a bat, and will wish to scold that, utterly opposite a wily Pakistan attack.

Ahmed Shehzad has had a still contest so far. His dismissals opposite India and Australia weren’t a loyal thoughtfulness of a immature assertive batsman famous for his absolute hitting. He has thrived in these conditions in a past, as recently as Asia Cup that finished progressing this month, and was a tip run-getter in a Bangladesh Premier League in 2012 with 486 runs. He needs to find that form again, or Pakistan will be tempted to spin to their fill-in opener, a left-hander Sharjeel Khan.

Team news

Bangladesh’s multiple is in irregularity as they have been experimenting given a Hong Kong debacle. They have attempted all their resources in a contest and there’s a clever possibility there will be some-more reshuffling in a batting line-up. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are expected to bat during 3 and 4 respectively, that could open adult a mark for Sabbir Rahman once more. Sohag Gazi could also make approach for Abdur Razzak.

Bangladesh (probable) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt wk), 5 Sabbir Rahman, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Ziaur Rahman, 9 Sohag Gazi/Abdur Razzak, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza, 11 Al-Amin Hossain

Pakistan could hang to a XI that won them a diversion opposite Australia, yet they competence be tempted to collect Sohail Tanvir in place of Bilawal Bhatti, who was taken for 36 runs in his dual overs opposite Australia.

Pakistan (probable): 1 Kamran Akmal (wk), 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez (capt), 4 Umar Akmal, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Sohaib Maqsood, 8 Bilawal Bhatti/Sohail Tanvir, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Zulfiqar Babar

Stats trivia

  • Bangladesh have played opposite Pakistan some-more mostly than opposite any other side, though have mislaid any of their 6 T20I matches, utterly convincingly. The closest domain of better was 21 runs (when chasing) and 4 wickets
    with 6 balls to spare, when batting first.

  • Shahid Afridi has a batting strike rate of 175 in T20Is contra Bangladesh – he has struck 6 sixes and 6 fours off 56 balls opposite them. With a ball, he has taken 6 wickets opposite them during an economy rate of 5.91.


    “We are during a essential junction, as we need to win both matches and we will do the best.”
    Mohammad Hafeez

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