The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia has so far seen some epic matches and surprising upsets. Many cricket experts and cricket followers were expecting a few close matches. They were hoping for one or two upsets as well. But the upsets are becoming far too normal in the T20 World Cup 2022.
Firstly, it was the minnows Namibia who beat the Asia Cup 2022 champions Sri Lanka in the qualifier round to inflict the first upset of the T20 World Cup 2022. Then, the two-time world champions West Indies shockingly bowed out from the T20 World Cup 2022. They lost two consecutive matches against associate nations Ireland and Scotland in the qualifier stage.
The hosts and defending champions Australia were beaten by New Zealand in their first match of the Super 12 group stage. Meanwhile, Pakistan and India played out a last-ball thriller. India won the epic contest, thanks to Virat Kohli’s heroics with the bat.
However, as we move to the business end of the T20 World Cup 2022, fans will see more high-intensity games and thrilling results. In today’s match prediction, we will discuss yet another Super 12 encounter between one of the tournament favorites Pakistan, and the Tigers Bangladesh.
Today’s Match Prediction: Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Both countries share a huge fan base and are cricket-crazy nations. There have been a few close encounters between the two South Asian nations. But, Pakistan with their experience and depth of the squad has been able to win a majority of the matches.
Subsequently, Bangladesh are playing their first T20I series ever since their T20I debut. In addition, they have had a mixed start to the tournament. Bangladesh beat the Netherlands in the first match of the tournament by 9 runs. Meanwhile, they were beaten by South Africa by a huge margin of 104 runs which affected their net run rate too.
Meanwhile, Pakistan played out a last-ball thriller against the arch-rivals India, where they were on the losing side, thanks to a heroic inning from Virat Kohli. In today’s match prediction, Pakistan would surely start as the favorite to win the match.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Match Analysis and Squads
The T20 World Cup 2022 Pakistan vs Bangladesh match will be played at Adelaide Oval on November 6 at 9:30 AM IST. Both teams have played 17 T20Is against each other. Out of them, Pakistan has won 15 matches, while Bangladesh has won just two matches.
The senior opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is not available for the Bangladeshi team. Due to a poor run of form, they also dropped senior all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad. Before the start of the competition, veteran batsman Mushfiqur Rahim also declared his retirement from the T20I format.
Meanwhile, Pakistan was happy to welcome their ace pace bowler Shaheen Afridi after a knee injury ruled him out of action for 3 months. Their team managed to reach the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2021. This time around, they will look to improve their performance and go on to win the tournament since their 2009 World Cup victory.
Pakistan Squad for the T20 World Cup 2022: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood. Standby Players: Usman Qadir, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.
Bangladesh Squad for the T20 World Cup 2022: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain, Nasum Ahmed.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Pitch, Weather, and Toss
The drop-in pitches at the Adelaide Oval offer a great contest with the bat and ball. The Adelaide Oval pitch is often termed a batting paradise. Batsmen from the subcontinent have enjoyed great success at the Adelaide Oval pitch.
Subsequently, in today’s match prediction, the weather looks good all through the day and the fans will get to see the entire 20 overs. There is a slight chance of rain with the maximum temperature hovering at 19-degree celsius with 44% humidity.
Lastly, the teams batting first have won 82 of the 85 T20Is played at the Adelaide Oval. Teams batting second have won 32 times. Because the team that wins the toss will want to bat first. Thus, the toss might be quite important in the game.