Pakistan vs Bangladesh CWC 2019 Match 43: Only Miracle can save Pakistan

Pakistan vs Bangladesh
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Match 43
Friday, 5th July: 3:00pm IST

Making a place in the semi-finals for former champion Pakistan is now a mere mathematical prospect because, according to him, to enter the final of the World Cup, he will have to make an impossible victory over Bangladesh in the match scheduled on Friday.

Twitter (Pakistan Cricket)
Twitter (Pakistan Cricket)
Pakistan's World Cup campaign was similar to the team's performance in the 1992 World Cup stage, but the defeat of India by England resulted in a setback to the hope of reaching the semi-finals and when the New Zealand team lost last night to hosts These expectations have almost ended.

Now this matter has been reduced to add-on and it can happen only when Pakistan bat first by winning the toss. Because if Pakistan lost the toss and asked for fielding, their last hope would also end before the first ball was played. 

After losing to New Zealand by 119 runs in England, it has 11 points in nine matches, but despite this defeat, its net run rate is much higher than Pakistan, which is + 0.175 whereas Pakistan's Net Run Rate - 0.792.

If the Pakistani team sitting in fifth place from nine points in eight matches, if they want to beat New Zealand, they will win by tossing 350 runs to beat Bangladesh by 311 runs or score 400 runs to win by 316 runs. The situation is impossible.

After losing the opponent India, Pakistan returned to defeating South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan with a spectacular batting performance by Babar Azam and Harris Sohail. Left-arm fast bowler Shahid Afridi's five-wicket haul against New Zealand was also very positive, with the bowling attack led by Mohammad Aamir to give sharpness.

Twitter (Bangladesh Cricket)
Twitter (Bangladesh Cricket)
At the same time, the Bangladesh team, which missed the spot, would like to give the domestic fans a chance to be happy with a strong performance against Pakistan as they did in 1999. Bangladesh's team is seventh on a spectacular victory against South Africa, Afghanistan and the West Indies. The team has shown good humor in the matches in which they have lost and Musharraf Murtaza's team would like to perform well against Pakistan in tomorrows match.

The team relies heavily on their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who has become the only cricketer to score 500 runs in World Cup history apart from scoring 500 runs. Bangladesh has crossed the 300-mark in this World Cup with their performance, but their bowling has disappointed them, especially the disappointing form of captain Murtaza. Mustafizur Rahman picked up five wickets on the basis of his variation, and Mohammad Saifuddin's half-century made India bother even in the last match.

Team News:


After an victory over Afghanistan last weekend team will may play without any change. Its a last chance of qualification for team, no matter how to play, they will be relucant to rotate their squad. If they move to any change then Mohammad Hasnain could get in and Shoaib Malik could be included for a WorldCup for farewell.

Probable XI: Sarfraz Ahmed (c)&(wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Fakahar Zaman, Harris Sohail, Shahadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Aamir, Imad Wasim


Steve Rhodes (Head Coach) said that team would not be rotating for the sake of rotation, so a full strength team is expected. During the practice in nets, Mushfijur Rahim suffered a blow to the elbow on Thursday but should be fit for the match. Mehidy Hasan could return given the dry weather if that happens, Rubel Hossain would probably be preferred to Mohammad Saiffudin. There is chance of return of Mahmudullah Riyad who get out due to calf injury.

Probable XI: Mashrafee Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarkar, Mehdi Hassan Miraj, Mosaddek Hussain, Mustafizur Rehman, Rubel Hossain, Liton Das

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