Pakistan and Bangladesh would lock horns in the 43rd fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord’s London on Friday.
Pakistan can fix their spot in the semi-finals of the tournament if they beat Bangladesh by an unlikely big margin. Else Host England would be the fourth team which will be playing the semi-finals as they have managed to win their last two games at the tournament.
Talking about Bangladesh, they are already out of the competition with just 7 points in their pocket. They would only try to kill all the possible ways of Pakistan qualifying for the semi-finals.
Toss Update: Pakistan won the toss and elected the bat first.
Pakistan changes: No changes
Bangladesh changes: Mahmudullah and Rubel are in for Sabbir and Rubel.
Pakistan: W, W, W, L, L
Bangladesh: L, W, L, W, L
BAn vs PAK, Match 43, ICC World Cup 2019
Friday, 5th July 2019
03:00 PM IST
The pitch at Lords mostly favors the batsmen and pacers will have an opportunity with the new ball. High scoring game is expected here. The weather is expected to be a bit cloudy with little chance of rain.
PAK vs BAN Total Matches: 36
Pakistan Won: 31
Bangladesh Won: 5
Bangladesh team news:
Bangladesh has been consistent with their line up in the World Cup. They might stick to the same playing 11.
Mahmadullah who didn’t feature in the last game due to injury and he is likely to be benched for his match too.
Pakistan team news:
Wahab Riaz has suffered a finger injury, he might not feature in this game. Hasan Ali can replace him.
Pakistan will stick to its winning combination with Haris Sohail back in the middle order and Shaheen Afridi to hold the bowling attack.
Babar Azam: This No.3 Pakistani batsman has a remarkable record and has been consistent in all the format. His calm and mature behavior helps him to stay on the crease for long. He is the leading run scorer for Pakistan with 378 runs in 7 innings at an average of 63.00 with the highest being 101*.
Mushafizur Rahman: This ability of cutter and different variations makes it tough for the batsmen to score run. He did the same against India and restricted them to 314 despite of amazing start. He has got 15 wickets in 7 innings at an economy of 6.57.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal
Probable playing 11:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman
Fantasy Picks from Bangladesh:
Shakib Al Hasan has slammed 542 runs in 7 innings at an average of 90.33 along with 11 wickets in his pocket. Shakib has a batting average of 40.75 against this opposition and has also bagged 21 wickets at an economy of 4.50. He is the best choice as the captain.
Liton Das is another best option for you as he has 152 runs in 4 innings at an average of 50.66. he could be dangerous to the bowlers.
M Saifuddin was exceptional with the bat in the previous game and holds an average of 43.50 in the World Cup. he has bagged 10 wickets in 6 innings at an economy of 6.93.
Fantasy picks from Bangladesh:
Imad Wasim has got 162 runs in four innings for Pakistan at an average of 59.50, Imad played just a single game against this opposition and has scored 49 runs along with two wickets.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has got 10 wickets in 4 innings at an economy of 5.23 in the World Cup. Don’t miss him out. Bowling just 20 overs against this opposition, he has bagged 6 wickets with best being 4/47.
Haris Sohail has scored 192 runs in four innings at an average of 48.00 with best being 89 in this world cup. He could be really effective in his match.
Captain and Vice-Captain: L Das & S Sarkar
Captain and Vice Captain: B Azam M Hafeez