Match Preview

Bangladesh will face Pakistan in the 2nd T20I on 19 November at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium. After a sensational start to this series, Pakistan would be aiming to seal the series with another victory in the upcoming match. On the other hand, Bangladesh needs to put their back into this match or risk handing it out to their visitors.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the bowling side and chasing would be easier.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 31 – 32° C

STATS – T20

Total matches                                       51

Matches won batting first                    23

Matches won bowling first                   28

Average 1st Inns scores                     140

Average 2nd Inns scores                    128

Highest total recorded                         225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded                          87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN

Highest score chased                          166/4 (19 Ov) by NAM vs NED

Lowest score defended                       129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Top Wicket-Keeper pick

1) Mohammad Rizwan – Due to his offensive stroke play and wicket-keeping skills, Rizwan became a fixture of Pakistan’s limited-overs side, bringing significant balance to the squad’s composition. His gritty yet remarkable skills will be beneficial for the upcoming match.

Matches – 162

Runs – 3783

Average – 39.00

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Mohammad Naim – The left-handed batsman uses his hand-eye coordination quite well against the quicks. He is a wise choice in the upcoming match.

Matches – 75

Runs – 1829

Average – 27.29

2) Mahmudullah – He is a strong right-handed batsman who drives the ball imperiously through the covers and is a asset to his team.

Matches – 265

Runs – 4826

Average – 25

3) Babar Azam – He is a top-order batter with fluid batting ability and has shown flashes of remarkable stroke-making skill. He played phenomenal innings in his past few matches.

Matches – 203

Runs – 7365

Average – 46.32

4) Shoaib Malik – A nearly two-decade-long career that began as an off-spinner and will most likely end as one of Pakistan’s most dependable batsmen in the shorter formats of the game. The man from Sialkot is a spectator’s delight thanks to a watertight defence and some attractive horizontal bat shots and lofted drives.

Matches – 450

Runs – 11133

Average – 36.73

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Shoriful Islam – When Bangladesh won the 2020 Under-19 World Cup, Shoriful Islam became a left-arm pace phenomenon practically overnight. Shoriful’s World Cup-winning performance enthralled the country, and many predicted that he would soon be a member of the national squad. When he was called up to the Bangladesh side for the first time in 2021, that expectation became a reality.

Matches – 54

Wickets – 67

Economy – 8.16

2) Mustafizur Rahman – He bowls using his left arm and begins to refine his left-off cutter which he delivers in the same manner as a spinner but with the added capacity to carry to the wicketkeeper.

Matches – 168

Wickets – 220

Economy – 7.30

3) Shaheen Afridi – There is no dispute about Shaheen Afridi’s frighteningly limitless potential. Afridi, like his famous namesake, is blessed with a tall gangly frame and the ability to bowl really fast. He can also strike the ball hard with his good batting skills.

Matches – 102

Wickets – 137

Economy – 7.78

4) Haris Rauf – He is fiery with his T20 skills and has bowled phenomenal spells in the warm-up matches. He is full of great potential and is in excellent form to play this match.

Matches – 92

Wickets – 123

Economy – 8.34

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Mahedi Hassan – He is a good off-spinner, fielder, and batsman who has performed well in both the top and lower orders. He is a wise pick for the next match.

Matches – 92

Runs – 1047

Average – 19.75

Wickets – 82

Economy – 6.95

2) Shadab Khan – Shadab bowls with a more loopy trajectory than other modern limited-overs spinners, and he uses his wit and finesse to deceive batsmen in the air. He makes good use of the crease, bowling both near to the stumps and from a wider angle to force the batsman to adjust his eye line.

Matches – 171

Runs – 1379

Average – 17.67

Wickets – 192

Economy – 7.21

Predicted Playing 11

Bangladesh – Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

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

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Poll Winning Percentage

Bangladesh – 49%

Pakistan – 51%

Source- www.cricket.com