When Pakistan takes on South Asian rivals Bangladesh at Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens venue in the ICC Cricket World Cup, coach Grant Bradburn has stated that his team is committed to turning around their struggling World Cup campaign.
Pakistan must overcome Bangladesh on Tuesday to keep their fragile chances of qualifying for the semifinals alive as they are about to lose out of the tournament in the group stages.
When: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, October 31, 14:00 IST
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Ahead of time: A hot afternoon with a 60% relative humidity. Given that the teams batting first have won seven of the last eight ODIs at Eden Gardens, it is probably best to bat first. On Saturday, the pitch at Eden Gardens also appeared to defy recent trends. The surface was pummelling by two-paced, energising pacers, with Paul van Meekeren’s lean frame effectively accomplishing his biding.
Bangladesh Squad: Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Towhid Hridoy, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Pakistan Squad: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman