Pakistan vs Bangladesh will be the 31st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is going to be played at Eden Gardens Stadium on October 31st. This match is going to be played between two teams who are already out of the World Cup and will play for pride.
Pakistan’s team is technically out of the World Cup after they lost their last match against South Africa in a thrilling encounter by just one wicket. It is their worst World Cup campaign ever as they lost 4 out of 6 matches, and in the last 24 years, they lost for the first time in the World Cup against South Africa, which clearly makes you understand how bad the situation of Pakistan going on as they lost to Afghanistan too.
Pakistan team is having big issues with their management as the players were not paid for the last five months, and the president is not answering the Babar Azam calls, which is creating some tension between the sides and affecting the team’s performance as all the players are kind of angry with the management. There is going to be a lot of talks after the World Cup, and there might be some chance that Babar Azam will leave captaincy.
Bangladesh had the worst performance in the World Cup among all the teams, and in the coming years, if they do not improve, then they are not going to be in the World Cup in the future because teams like Ireland, Netherlands, and Afghanistan has been improving all the time which is why they have a better track record in the World Cup compared to other teams.
The Bangladesh team used to be a team that posed some threat to the bigger teams like India, Australia, and England, but this team has been performing really badly. They won just one match against Afghanistan but lost all other matches, and even their next three opponents are quite tough, especially Australia, who are running wild. After losing the first two matches, they came back on track and won the last four matches.
Where To Watch Pakistan VS Bangladesh 31st ICC World Cup 2023 Match
|Match||Pakistan vs Bangladesh 31st ICC World Cup Match, 2023|
|Date & Time||October 31, 2023, 2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
Player Injury Report For Pakistan vs Bangladesh 31st ICC World Cup Match
Both team players are fit to pay in the next match.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Head-to-Head ODI Record
Weather Conditions For Pakistan VS Bangladesh 31st World Cup Match
The weather will be partly clouded, and the temperature will be around 32 degrees Celcius.
Pitch Report of Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Pakistan vs Bangladesh Match On October 31st, 2023
|Match Played||36 Matches|
|Batting first won||21 Matches won|
|Batting second won||14 Matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||241 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||404/5 by IND|
|Lowest Team innings total||63/10 by INDW|
Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata pitch has been high scoring ground, but in the last match between Bangladesh and Netherlands, it was a low-scoring game in which the Netherlands defended 229 quite easily. The pace bowlers got to swing and great bounce from the surface, which is why the Netherlands side was able to defend a massive total against the Bangladesh team.
Team Preview Of Pakistan
Pakistan will be playing their last three matches as a consolation after getting defeated by South Africa. They lost their chance to get into the semi-finals, and now their team needs to play for their pride, but the big issue is Pakistan’s management team. Babar Azam needs to be more aggressive because of his defensive captaincy. They are suffering losses against small teams, but the batting unit needs to improve, especially their middle order, which is not performing at all, and the spin department has been the most useless.
Important players for the Pakistan Team in the match against Bangladesh
1-Babar Azam scored 50 runs in the last match, but he needs to convert it into a big score, which he failed to do every time. His average against the Bangladesh side is not really great, but he is one of the most consistent batters for Pakistan in the World Cup. He averages around 38 against Bangladesh, but the last match he played against them was in 2021.
2- Shaheen Shah Afridi was amazing in the last match and almost brought his team back into the game by taking three crucial wickets, and he will be important in the fast track of Eden Gardens. He took 9 wickets in three matches played against Bangladesh, and he has the best spell of 6/35 against them.
3- Mohammad Rizwan has a 49 runs per match average against Bangladesh, and he is also the top scorer of Pakistan in the World Cup. Except for the Afghanistan match, he scored 30+ in every match, and against Sri Lanka, he scored a century.
Team Preview Bangladesh
Bangladesh needs to play a competitive game in their last three matches to give something to their fans, who are so disappointed after their team won just one single match and lost all last five matches, but the biggest disappointment was in the last match when they lost against the Netherlands.
The middle order of Bangladesh is not performing at all, and the opening pair is also not scoring runs consistently, which is their biggest issue in the World Cup. However, they did bowl well in the tournament but needed to keep gripping up the games.
Important players for the Bangladesh Team in the match against the Pakistan Team
1- Mahmudullah has been one of the most consistent batters for the Bangladesh team, scoring 206 runs in 4 matches, and will be important in the next match against the Pakistan pace bowling lineup.
2- Litton Das has not been up to his potential in the World Cup, scoring 186 runs in 9 matches, but he can be an important player against Pakistan’s pace bowling lineup.
3- Shakib Al Hasan always comes on the top when Bangladesh takes on Pakistan in ODI. He has an average of 43.28 runs per match and also took 21 wickets, but in the World Cup, he is not performing well.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Match Prediction
Pakistan is going to be the favorite to win against Bangladesh as they have a better team in terms of skills and experience.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Probable Playing 11 of Pakistan
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Probable Playing 11 of Bangladesh
Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
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