Pakistan hopes to get to the semifinals by beating Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, But it won’t be that easy.
Both Bangladesh and Pakistan will be looking to redeem themselves after poor showings in the 2023 ODI World Cup match scheduled for Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both Babar Azam’s Pakistan and Shakib al Hasan’s Bangladesh recently suffered crushing defeats at the hands of South Africa and the Netherlands, respectively.
On Tuesday, October 31 (Day 7 of the 2023 ODI World Cup), Bangladesh will play Pakistan. Both teams will be playing at full strength in hopes of squeaking out a victory at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Bangladesh is in ninth place, with two points, a net run rate of -1.33, and five losses in six matches.
Pakistan has an NRR of -0.38, placing them sixth in the points table with two victories from six matches.
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in the Asia Cup Super Four stage one ODI since the 2019 ODI World Cup.
At the 2019 ODI World Cup, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 94 runs to snap their four-match winning streak.
Bangladesh Vs Pakistan Match Details
|Match||Bangladesh Vs Pakistan, ODI World Cup 2023, Match 31|
|Venue||Eden Gardens in Kolkata|
|Date & Time||Tuesday, October 31, 2:30 PM (BST)|
|Live Streaming Details||Gazi TV, T Sports, Rabithole, Toffee, and BDIX TV.|
Bangladesh: Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib al-Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam.
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Where to Watch Bangladesh – Pakistan Match?
Bangladesh’s game against Pakistan will be live-streamed for free on various BDIX TV channels in Bangladesh. Fans with an active subscription can watch the match LIVE on Rabithole and Toffee. To watch the game LIVE on TV you must tune Gazi TV or T Sports in Bangladesh. Start Sports Network (India) also broadcasts the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup in the Indian Sub-Continent.
BAN VS PAK: Who Will Win?
Both Pakistan and Bangladesh struggled in the World Cup. After two good wins to start the competition, Pakistan has lost four straight and is near elimination. However, Bangladesh’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, confessed it was their poorest World Cup performance. The Tigers and Pakistanis will compete for bragging rights, but doing so does not guarantee semifinal qualification. Although the match has little impact on Bangladesh, Pakistan must win to stay in the race. The competition will be exciting, and Pakistan may have the edge since they have something to play for.