In the 31st match of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Pakistan will take on Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In a high-voltage clash, both Asian giants will look to get back on track and stay alive in the semi-final race. Bangladesh is coming here after facing five consecutive losses, while Pakistan is here after four back-to-back defeats.
In the do-or-die clash, both teams will need to improve their game to stay alive. A loss here will result in the tournament's first elimination, while a win will keep millions of hopes alive. Pakistan, in their last game, gave a brilliant fight to South Africa in a nail-biting thriller. They lost the game by a wicket, but a lot of things have been fixed. On the other hand, Bangladesh, in their last game, was thrashed by the Netherlands. The Dutch bowling attack squeezed their batting attack and won the game by 87 runs.
PAK vs BAN: Match Details
Match: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 31st Match, ODI World Cup 2023
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 31, 02:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website
PAK vs BAN: Pitch Report
Eden Gardens is famous for making pitches that are usually good for batting. They use black cotton soil for preparing the pitches, which helps keep a nice bounce, making it easier for batters. However, as the game progresses, the pitch tends to slow down, which can be helpful for spin bowlers. In the recent ODI match, the Netherlands defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs. The Dutch team scored 229, while Bangladesh managed only 142 in response.
PAK vs BAN: Weather Report
The weather forecast indicates minimal to no chances of rain during the match, with clear skies anticipated throughout the day. A decrease in temperature is expected during the night, with the temperature ranging from 22 degrees Celsius as the minimum to 31 degrees Celsius as the maximum throughout the day. Players might encounter challenges related to humidity during the afternoon start of the match. Fans can expect a full-fledged 100-over game in Kolkata on Tuesday.
PAK vs BAN: Head-to-Head Records
In ODI matches, Pakistan and Bangladesh have competed 38 times. Among these, Pakistan emerged victorious 33 times, while Bangladesh secured wins on five occasions. Their encounters in the ODI World Cups have been limited to two matches, with each team claiming a win in one game.
PAK vs BAN: Injury Updates
Pakistani spin allrounder Shadab Khan might be unavailable due to concussion issues. He was substituted in their last game against South Africa. Similarly, pacer Hasan Ali is likely to be back after he didn't play against the Proteas due to illness. For Bangladesh, there are no such injury concerns.
PAK vs BAN: Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan/Usama Mir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr/Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, and Shoriful Islam
PAK vs BAN: Dream 11 Fantasy Teams
Wicketkeepers: – Mohammad Rizwan (VC)
Batters: – Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique,
All-rounders: – Menhdi Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers: – Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Afridi (C), Haris Rauf, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Head to Head:
Wicketkeepers: – Litton Das, Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: – Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique (C), Tanzid Hasan
All-rounders: – Menhdi Hasan Miraz (VC), Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan
Bowlers: – Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Shoriful Islam