Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Preview, Dream11 and head-to-head records
Pakistan and Bangladesh face each other in the match number 43 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Friday at Lord's. Both teams will be looking to end their campaign on a strong note. England's win over New Zealand means that Pakistan's campaign is almost over. Here we present the match preview, Dream11 and other details.
Head-to-head clashes between the two sides
The two sides have met each other once in the World Cup. Bangladesh won the encounter in the 1999 edition of the World Cup. Overall in ODIs, Pakistan have a 31-5 advantage over the Tigers.
Pakistan effectively out of CWC 19
Pakistan face an improbable task of qualifying for the semis. They need to bat first, besides scoring 400-plus runs and then defeating Bangladesh by a margin of 316 runs. If Bangladesh bat first, then Pakistan are out even before a ball gets bowled. Therefore, Pakistan need to just focus on winning the game and bowing out with their heads held high.
Bangladesh have been a fierce team so far
Bangladesh have played a strong brand of cricket, despite their position in the standings. Given their quality and experience, the Tigers will be a tough opponent for Pakistan. Shakib Al Hasan has been excellent and the others have rallied around him. The Tigers will believe that Pakistan can be beaten tomorrow. They have nothing to lose in this battle.
Dream11: A strong unit on show
Soumya Sarkar and Imam-ul-Haq open the batting for this Dream11 side. In-form Babar Azam (vice-captain) comes in next to add cushion. Liton Das is our choice as the wicket-keeping batsman. Haris Sohail follows suit. Shakib Al Hasan (captain) and Imad Wasim are the two all-rounders. A four-man bowling attack comprises of Mohammad Amir, Mustafizur Rahman, Shadab Khan and Mehidy Hasan.
Pitch report, timing and predicted winners
As per reports, no rain is expected tomorrow in London. Pacers will get some purchase early on. Spin will play a role as the game progresses. Anything above 270-280 will be par. Bangladesh could have the upper hand here in this tie. The match is set to start at 3:00 PM IST and will be telecast live on Star Sports Network.