The 43rd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will clash between two asian giants Pakistan and Bangladesh at Lord?s, London on July 5.
The Men in Green Pakistan cricket team led by Sarfaraz Ahmed have won 4 games in the tournament so far. What comes back to hurt them is the huge losses and victories by close margins.
On the other hand, Bangladesh cricket team led by their star player Mashrafe Mortaza put up an impressive show in the tournament.
Three teams ? Australia, India and England cricket teams have already sealed their places in the semi-finals. There is one final spot vacant. New Zealand cricket team has 11 points while Pakistan is at 9. The net run rate of the Kiwis is fast better than that of Pakistan. Only a miracle would see Pakistan overtaking New Zealand.
PAK vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction:
Bangladesh's premier batsman, Tamim Iqbal has not been up to the mark this tournament and would love to end on a high against a star-studded Pakistan bowling unit led by Amir. Along with Tamim, two of Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman should suffice while the all-round abilities of Soumya Sarkar could also come into play as the game progresses.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the preferred option with the experienced campaigner already scored a couple of fifties and a hundred to his name this World Cup. While Rahim should bring in some valuable points, while Sarfaraz Ahmed hasn't been able to score at a quick rate in spite of batting in the death overs, making him a liability for this game.
Shakib Al Hasan is a must have in any team with the form he is currently in. Although he is due for a failure with the law of averages catching up, he has already scored 542 runs and picked 11 wickets this tournament. One of Imad Wasim or Mohammad Hafeez should fill in as the second all-rounder in the team.
One of Mohammad Amir or Mustafizur Rahman should be picked in the side along with Mohammad Saifuddin and Wahab Riaz, who have justified their selection in the starting XI. Shadab Khan is also a decent option as he gives good value with his all-round abilities while Mortaza could pick a wicket or two in what could be his last match for Bangladesh.
My Dream11 Prediction Team:
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(vc), Mushfiqur Rahim, Haris Sohail, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Liton Das, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin
Pitch Report: There is something for both batsmen and bowlers as batsmen scoring heavily while batting first. Apart from the new ball spell, the pacers should rely on changes which could bring in Mustafizur Rahman in to the play. Anything above 250 should be competitive to chasing in the World Cup.
Bangladesh - If fit for this game, Mahmudullah should return to their side while Rubel could keep his place given Mosaddek Hossain?s decent form with the ball. Bangladesh have mostly depends on Shakib Al Hasan's all-round performances in this tournament as he scoring 542 runs from 7 innings at an average of 90.33 while also picking up 11 wickets
On the other hand, Pakistan cricket team would be playing with the same team.
Head to head in World Cup:
Total Matches - 1
Pakistan won - 0
Bangladesh won - 1
Bangladesh has had an edge over Pakistan in the recent past. But the team batting first will be in the advantage. It?s been that kind of a tournament of late.
Pakistan Probable XI: Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz
Bangladesh Probable XI: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Sabbir Rahaman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain
Pakistan - Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain
Bangladesh - Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed
Pakistan vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 43
5th July 2019, 3:00 PM IST