Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2021, 1st T20I: Preview – Pitch Report, Probable XIs & Match Prediction

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  • Bangladesh will take face Pakistan in the first T20I at Dhaka.

  • Pakistan hold a dominating 10-2 record over Bangladesh in T20Is.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2021, 1st T20I: Preview – Pitch Report, Probable XIs & Match Prediction
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Pakistan will take on Bangladesh in the first game of the three-match T20I series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.

This is the first bilateral T20I leg for both nations after their respective campaigns in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2021. While Pakistan were knocked out in the semi-finals of the multi-team tournament, Bangladesh’s journey ended in the Super 12 stage.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 12 | BAN won: 02 | PAK won: 10 | No result: 0

Pitch report:

The tracks at Dhaka tend to offer a good amount of support to spinners, and a similar display is likely to take place in the three-match series opener. Team that wins the toss would look to bowl first to make full use of the slowness of the pitch at this venue.

Probable XIs:

Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (c), Saif Hassan, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shahidul Islam/Shoriful Islam

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • BAN wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 35-40
  • PAK total: 135-145

Case 2:

  • PAK wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 30-35
  • BAN total: 130-140

Team batting second to win the contest.

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