Match Information –
Match of – Bangladesh VS Pakistan
Date – 17 Apr 2015
Time – 14:30
Venue – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Live Broadcasters –
GTV, BTV, TEN Cricket, Star sports and many other channels will be broadcasting this match live throughout the world. Online viewers can watch this match from the internet as it will also be online at that time.
Head to Head-
Matches played- 32
The squads for these two teams are as follows-
Tamim Iqbal, Rony Talukdar, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan [C], Mushfiqur Rahim [w], Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Rubble Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abul Hasan , Mominul Haque
Probable XI – 1 Tamim Iqbal ,2 Rony Talukdar, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mahudullah ,5 Sakib Al Hasan [C], 6 Mushfiqur Rahim [W], 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Nasir Hossain, 9 Rubel Hossain, 10 Abul Hasan, 11 Taskin Ahmed
Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali [C], Haris Sohail, Saad Nasim, Fawad Alam,Sarfraz Ahmed [W], Asad Shafiq, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Rizwan, Ehsan Adil
Probabe XI – 1 Mohammaad Hafeez, 2 Sami Aslam, 3 Haris Shail, 4 Sarfraz Ahmed [W] , 5 Azhar Ali [C], 6 Asad Shafiq , 7 Saad Nasim, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Saeed Ajmal, 10 Junaid khan, 11 Rahat Ali/ Ehsan Adil
Pakistan who should be the obvious favorites in this match may not be playing this match as the favorites due to recent circumstances. Like, Pakistan already lost the warm-up match to Bangladesh. Not only that, almost all of their senior players have retired after the world cup and Pakistan team is off-form. There were many rumors about internal problems with players as well. From my point of view, they are the underdogs in this match.
Bangladesh on the other hand, is showing some magnificent play for a while now. Their performance in the world cup was net-worthy and they have caught the attention of the world. Their recent play is good enough to possess threat to any team and they will be confident about their capabilities. Not only that, as the home team, they will be getting home field advantage and home supporters. They are the favorites in this match despite the stats.
Our prediction for this match is Bangladesh will win this match.