Bangladesh and Pakistan will be playing the first T20I of the three-match series on Friday. They will be playing the match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The Bangladesh selectors have made a few changes to the squad that took part in the T20 World Cup 2021. The likes of Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain, and Mushfiqur Rahim are not there in the team. Also, Shakib Al Hasan and Saifuddin, who sustained an injury during the T20 World Cup, are not there. On paper, Bangladesh looks pretty weak in the absence of these key players. Tamim Iqbal, who missed the T20 World Cup, will also miss this series due to an injury.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Aminul Islam Biplob have found their place in Bangladesh’s squad. A few new players like Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shohidul Islam, and Akbar Ali have also been included in the team. Pakistan has also made a few changes to the squad that took part in the T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan had one of the most dominant runs in the tournament. However, the team lost the semi-final against Australia.
Initially, Pakistan announced an 18-man squad for the T20I series. However, the team has now been trimmed to 12 players. You can find the list of all the players in the latter sections. We have included today playing 11, today pitch report, today weather report, match prediction today, and fantasy cricket tips and tricks in this article. Do read the article until the end to know more about the game and our prediction.
The first T20I will start at 1:30 PM (IST), and the PAK vs BAN live streaming will be there on the Fancode app.
Pakistan and Bangladesh have played a total of 12 T20Is against each other. Pakistan has won ten out of these 12 games, while Bangladesh has won two games. Bangladesh last won a T20I against Pakistan in March 2016 in the Asia Cup. Clearly, Pakistan has the edge over Bangladesh in the PAK vs BAN head to head results. Shakib Al Hasan is the leading run-scorer in the BAN vs PAK T20Is. He has made 292 runs in nine matches at an average of 41.71 and a strike rate of 127.51. Shahid Afridi is the leading wicket-taker in the PAK vs BAN T20Is. He has picked ten wickets in ten matches at an average of 23.50, an economy of 6.03, and a strike rate of 23.40.
Mahmudullah (captain), Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shohidul Islam, Akbar Ali
Pakistan’s 12-man squad
Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Bangladesh playing 11
Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Pakistan playing 11
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Khushdil Shaha, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
You can pick Mohammad Rizwan or Yasir Ali Chowdhury as the captain of your fantasy cricket team. You can pick Babar Azam or Mahedi Hasan as the vice-captain of today T20 match.
The match will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The ground has hosted a total of 54 T20Is in the past. The team batting first has won 28 games, while the team batting second has won 26 games. The average score while batting first is 146 runs. The game will start in the afternoon, and hence, dew might not be a factor. The team winning the toss is likely to bat.
At the start of the match, the temperature is likely to be around the 29-degrees Celsius mark. It will decrease up to 20-degrees Celsius during the end of the game. The atmosphere is expected to remain sunny and clear.
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