Bangladesh and Pakistan will contest match 31 of the Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on October 31, Tuesday.
Pakistan has faced defeat in their last four consecutive matches, while Bangladesh have lost five out of their six games. Both teams will be eager to bounce back with victories in order to maintain any chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.
Mohammad Rizwan will be the key batsman for Pakistan. He has been one of the standout performers in ODIs this year, having amassed 961 runs at an exceptional average of 64.06. He is also Pakistan’s top run-scorer in the 2023 World Cup, with 333 runs in six matches.
For Pakistan to make it to the semi-finals, not only do they need to win their remaining three matches but wait and see if the results of other matches go their way.
For Bangladesh, the dream of securing a place in the semi-finals seems increasingly out of reach. But they will be looking to win their remaining games for a matter of pride. Mahmudullah, who has scored 218 runs in the 2023 World Cup, Litton Das, who has two half-centuries and the experienced Mushfiqur Rahman will be the key batsmen for Bangladesh.
Ahead of the next game of the cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh injury update
Pakistan may bench Imam-ul-Haq for Fakhar Zaman, who has recovered from injury and is available for selection. Shadab Khan, who injured himself in the last match, is also fit to play this game. For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed returned in the last game after recovering from a shoulder niggle.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Predicted XI
Pakistan: 1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Imam-ul-Haq/Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam (c), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Saud Shakeel, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Salman Ali Agha, 8 Usama Mir, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf.
Bangladesh: 1 Litton Das, 2 Tanzid Hasan, 3 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 4 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (c), 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Shoriful Islam.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Match Details
Match: Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Date & Time: October 31, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: Mahmudullah, Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, A Shafique
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, M Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Shoriful Islam
Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Vice-captain – Shaheen Afridi
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
The average first innings score in the 32 ODIs played at this venue is 238. Although the match between Netherlands and Bangladesh did not see a lot of runs being scored, the wicket traditionally is good for batting and pace bowling.
The weather in Kolkata will be sunny. Rain is not forecast.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Pakistan and Bangladesh will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Pakistan vs Bangladesh match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by Pakistan||33|
|Matches won by Bangladesh||5|
Pakistan vs Bangladesh match prediction
Both teams have blown hot and cold in the tournament. But going by the overall team composition and strength, Pakistan may win this game.