Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Pakistan v Bangladesh 2nd T20I
The 2nd match of the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Bangladesh will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The series opener on Friday helped Pakistan buck their five T20I losing streak. However, the match proved to be far from exciting.
Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Naim started off cautiously which was not the best of moves. As it turned out, the ball was coming on to the bat best when it was hard but run-scoring began to get difficult as the game progressed.
With the opening duo chewing up 11 overs for their 71-run opening stand, the middle order did not get enough time to get set and had too much to do. The result was that the team could barely cross the 140 run-mark.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Imad Wasim were the most effective bowlers for Pakistan.
During the chase, it was courtesy of opener Ahsan Ali and Shoaib Malik's sensible knocks that Pakistan won the game by 5 wickets. However, it was not the most clinical of performances with the match being pushed to the final over.
Shafiul Islam and Al-Amin Hossain were the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh.
Both teams are not likely to make any changes to their playing XI as they gear up for another low-scoring encounter at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Pakistan - Ahsan Ali, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Afif Hossain, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
Who will win the toss? - Pakistan
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imad Wasim (Pakistan), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan), Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh)
Player of the Match – Shoaib Malik
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 160+, Bangladesh 140+
Match Handicap Pakistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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