3 Players To Watch In PAK vs BAN CWC Match 31: For match number 31 in the World Cup 2023, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be hosting two Asian teams – Babar Azam’s Pakistan and Shakib Al Hasan’s Bangladesh on October 31.
Pakistan started their campaign with two wins before going down to India. Bangladesh, too, started off with a win, over Afghanistan, but then lost consecutive games to England and New Zealand. Bangladesh’s semi-final hopes are hanging on a thread; a loss to Pakistan would all but kill their chances of finishing in the top 4.
The head-to-head record in ODIs between Pakistan and Bangladesh is lop-sided: 33 wins for Pakistan and only 5 wins for Bangladesh.
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It’s quite surprising that Pakistan and Bangladesh have met in only 3 ODI matches since the start of 2017. In those games, the left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq made hay with the bat. Imam has 2 fifties and a century against Bangladesh, scoring 261 runs – much more compared to Babar Azam’s 114 runs in these three games – at a huge average of 87.
Imam-ul-Haq hasn’t had the desired start to his World Cup campaign with scores of 15, 12, and 36. He’d like to pounce on the Bangladeshi bowling attack on a batting-friendly Eden Gardens surface.
As per the 3 Players To Watch In PAK vs BAN CWC Match 31, Shaheen Afridi was unplayable for the Bangladeshi batters in their last three encounters. He returned with 9 wickets in only 3 outings, averaging 13 and having an economy of 4.73.
One of Pakistan’s big worries in this tournament so far has been the lack of threat with the new ball from Shaheen Afridi. If Pakistan have to qualify for the semis, they will need their bowling spearhead to make inroads early in the powerplay.
According to the 3 Players To Watch In PAK vs BAN CWC Match 31, Mushfiqur Rahim is an all-time great for Bangladesh and the 36-year-old is playing in his last ODI World Cup, most likely his last ICC event.
Even as Bangladesh lost two consecutive matches, Rahim played a brilliant knock of 66 runs against New Zealand, following on from his 51 against England. In 15 ODI innings against Pakistan, Mushfiqur Rahim has raised 1 century and 4 fifties.
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