Pakistan will face Bangladesh in the opening match of the Super 4 stage at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 6th September 2023 in the Asia cup 2023. Babar Azam-led side announced his playing XI for this match as Faheem Ashraf will replace Mohammad Nawaz.
On the other, hand Bangladesh finished 2nd in the league stage behind Sri Lanka. Bangla Tigers showed all-round abilities posting 334 for 5 and then skittled out Afghanistan for 245. It promises to be an exciting encounter between these two Asian powerhouses.
Pakistan has a great record in Asia Cup history over Bangladesh. They have played 14 matches with Pakistan winning 12 times while Bangladesh won only twice. Bangla Tigers registered 37 runs victory over Pakistan in the last 50 Asia Cup match played in Abu Dhabi during the 2018 edition.
Details– Asia Cup 2023, Super 4, Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Venue– Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Date and Time– 6th September, 3.00 PM IST
It was another superb batting paradise between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and decided to bat first. Dimuth Karaunate and Pathum Nissanka provided a flying start before Naib picked 3 wickets in succession. Kusal Mendis and Asalanaka put up another brilliant partnership. Sri Lanka posted 291 for 8 in 50 overs.
Afghanistan fell short of the target by 2 runs. Mohammad Nabi was superb with his batting along with Shahidi, Najibullah, and Rashid Khan. The bowlers had something for it but the batters enjoyed a lot. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first posting a huge target before the bowlers restrict and register an important win.
Pakistan (Pak) vs Bangladesh (Bang) – Predicted Playing XI
Imam UL Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Faheem Ashraf, Shahbad Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib AL Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shamim Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud/Musfiztur Rahman.
Fantasy Team Selection – Pak vs Bang
Team 1– Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Naim, Babar Azam (C), Shakib AL Hasan (VC), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Salman Ali Agha, Taskin Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Shoriful Islam, Naseem Shah.
Team 2– Imam UL Haq, Liton Das, Mohammad Rizwan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Salman Ali Agha, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (C), Shahbad Khan (VC), Shamim Hossain, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoriful Islam.