This is the last day of the tournament and none of the Semi-finalists is decided yet from Group 2. November 6 features three matches and they are:
- South Africa vs Netherlands
- Pakistan vs Bangladesh
- India vs Zimbabwe
Here in this article, we would cover match 2 (BAN vs PAK) in detail providing a fantasy team at the end.
Pakistan and Bangladesh both need to win this match to qualify for Semifinals and would also pray for the South Africa-Netherlands game to be either washed out or for the Netherlands to win(very less chances). India losing to Zimbabwe can help Pakistan but might not help Bangladesh due to NRR.
Date and Time:- 06 November, Sunday, 9:30 AM IST/4:00 AM GMT/2:30 PM Local
Streaming Platforms:- Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar app and website.
They started their October month with a bang, winning a tri-series in New Zealand by defeating the hosts in the finals. But the real journey started in the first match of the World Cup where they lost the match single-handedly to Indian legend Virat Kohli.
Pakistan can’t think of any worse as they were upset by Zimbabwe in the second group match. They won their next two matches against the Netherlands and South Africa. Will the fortunes turn their way or they would go home from the Group Stage itself?
Bangladesh was the third team in the above-mentioned tri-series in New Zealand and finished the series without a win.
Won against Netherlands and Zimbabwe, crushed by South Africa and lost against India in a nail-biting encounter. With 2 wins and 2 losses, they are currently positioned 4th on the points table. Bangladesh not only needs to win the match but would also pray for the result of the South Africa-Netherlands encounter going their way.
Pitch Report/Venue Report
The match would be played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
- Total Matches Played-9
- Matches Won Batting First-6
- Matches Won Batting Second-3
- Average First Innings Score-174
Out of these 9, 4 matches are Played in the ongoing World Cup in which only 1 was won by the team chasing and 2 of the games went very close. 163 is the average first innings score of this group in the T20 World Cup 2022.
Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan(WK), Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Players To Watch Out For
Shadab Khan: Batting, bowling or fielding; there is no aspect in which this man can’t win matches for his team. Shadab scored 52* of just 22 balls in a must-win match against South Africa and also clinched two important wickets.
He finished with 3/22 against the Netherlands in the previous match which helped in finishing Netherlands for just 91 runs and Pakistan got a huge boost in Net Run Rate.
In October month, he got 11 Wickets in 10 matches with an economy of just 7. Shadab needs to give one more match-winning performance to help his team win the match and let their hopes be alive.
Iftikhar Ahmed: 51 of just 34 against India and 51 of 35 against South Africa. Iftikhar performed for Pakistan in two of the most important matches and is their best batsman so far in this World Cup.
He has maintained a Strike Rate of over 130 in the last month with 197 runs which is much better than other Pakistan top-order batsmen(111, 114 and 113 of Babar, Rizwan and Masood respectively).
Shakib Al Hasan: In the previous October month, he is the second-highest scorer (198 with 135 Strike Rate) and third-highest wicket-taker (5 wickets) for Bangladesh.
Shakib has scored just 44 runs in World Cup so far. In bowling, he has 5 wickets in 4 matches with an economy near 9. Captain has to lead from the front in the last game to finish the tournament with a win. (They still have chances to qualify for Semifinals).
Top Performers For Both Teams (Since 01 October 2022)
Highest Run-scorer (Bangladesh)
- Liton Das: Matches-8 Runs-259 Average-32.37 Strike Rate-143.09
- Shakib Al Hasan: Matches-7 Runs-198 Average-28.28 Strike Rate-134.69
Highest Wicket-taker (Bangladesh)
- Hasan Mahmud: Matches-7 Wickets-10 Average-22.90 Economy-8.17
- Taskin Ahmed: Matches-7 Wickets-10 Average-19.60 Economy-7.25
- Mohammad Rizwan: Matches-10 Runs-273 Average-30.33 Strike Rate-114.22
- Shan Masood: Matches-10 Runs-230 Average-28.75 Strike Rate-113.86
- Mohammad Wasim: Matches-9 Wickets-14 Average-17.57 Economy-7.93
- Haris Rauf: Matches-8 Wickets-11 Average-19.45 Economy-7.13
BAN vs PAK Fantasy Team
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- Pakistan would win this match.
- Shadab would be the best performer for Pakistan.
- Team Batting first would score 160+.