In a highly anticipated showdown, Pakistan reignites its rivalry with Bangladesh in the opening match of the Super Four stage at the ongoing Asia Cup 2023.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Match Preview, Live Streaming, and ODI Squad
Pakistan’s Dominance in Limited Overs Cricket
Pakistan has been a formidable force in limited-overs cricket and recently ascended to the pinnacle of the ICC ODI rankings. Their dominance was on full display during the group stages of the Asia Cup as they remained undefeated, securing the top spot in Group A.
Pakistan boasts a well-balanced squad for this crucial encounter and is poised to outshine Bangladesh in every facet of the game. Opening the batting will be the explosive pair of Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul-Haq. While they faced a limited opportunity against Nepal, they are primed to unleash their potential.
Babar Azam, the linchpin of Pakistan’s batting lineup, is enjoying a stellar year. He recently orchestrated a magnificent 214-run partnership alongside Iftikhar Ahmed, propelling Pakistan to a substantial total. The middle order comprises the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, and Shadab Khan, adding depth and dynamism.
Bangladesh’s Resilience and Challenges
Bangladesh embarked on their Asia Cup campaign with a setback against Sri Lanka. However, they regrouped admirably in a must-win clash against Afghanistan, securing the second spot in Group B.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz displayed a breathtaking exhibition of batting prowess in the previous match, both notching individual centuries. Their exceptional partnership for the 3rd wicket was a testament to Bangladesh’s fighting spirit. However, concerns linger regarding the form of other batsmen.
Batsmen like Mohammad Naim, Towhid Hridoy, and Mushfiqur Rahim have faced difficulties finding their rhythm. All-rounders Shakib Al-Hasan, Shamim Hossain, and Afif Hossain provide depth to the batting lineup. Their ability to counter a formidable Pakistani bowling attack will be a defining factor.
PTV Sports Live PAK vs BAN
1st Super4 Match of the Asia Cup 2023 between Bangladesh and Pakistan will be played at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium at 2:30 PM PST. The live streaming will be available on the Tamasha App and Tapmad TV for free.
Bangladeshi cricket fans can watch the match on GTV (Gazi TV), T-Sports, and BTV National while the live stream can be accessible at Rabbitholebd and Toffee App.
Match Update: Bangladesh won the toss and chose to Bat first
Live Score: BAN: 50-4 in 10 Overs
- Tournament: Asia Cup Live Streaming
- Date: Sep 06, 2023
- Format: ODI
- Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
- Time: 09:30 GMT, 2:30 PM PST, 2:00 PM IST
The Gaddafi Stadium Pitch: A Batsman’s Paradise
The Gaddafi Stadium pitch promises a run-fest, offering ideal conditions for the batsmen. The surface is notably flat, providing consistent bounce and pace. These conditions are tailor-made for aggressive stroke play, and spectators can anticipate a high-scoring encounter.
As the cricketing world eagerly awaits this epic clash, it’s a battle of supremacy and resilience. Will Pakistan continue their dominant run, or will Bangladesh’s unwavering spirit lead to a surprising upset? Only time will reveal the outcome of this riveting encounter at the Asia Cup.
— King Babar Azam Army (@babarazamking_) September 6, 2023
BAN vs PAK ODI Squads
Bangladesh Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Tanjid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mamhud, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Mohammad Naim
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi