BAN vs PAK Dream11 Team: Improbable qualification scenario up for Pakistan as they take on Bangladesh today
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh CWC ODI Best Dream 11 Team
With us getting ready to wrap up the league stage matches in the 2019 edition of the ODI Cricket World Cup, the showpiece tournament shifts its attention to London today. Taking on each other for their culminating encounter in the marquee event are Pakistan and Bangladesh, two sides all but out of the World Cup.
While Bangladesh have no chance of making it to the semi-finals with their seven point tally from 8 matches seeing them fold out their time in the tournament, don’t expect them to take things lightly against Pakistan. For them, this encounter is one last chance to show that they are a side which can put on some good performances.
Elsewhere from the dramatic land of the tournament, whilst Pakistan are still in with a chance of making it to the semi-finals, realistically the tournament is over for them. They need to bat first and pull off the improbable with only a 312 runs or more win seeing their net run-rate rise above New Zealand’s. The chances of this happening are negligible at best and despite Sarfaraz Ahmed saying his side would try to pile on 500, the cricketing fraternity are well aware that it’s a proposition unlikely to be fulfilled.
Given the stop start nature of the surface to be doled out for today’s encounter with the track only getting slower as play progresses, stroke making in the second part of the innings is going to be extremely tepid. Expect the side who wins the toss to bat first and try to put on a target close to 300 and our Dream 11 side is built revolving around these same conditions.
Wicket-Keeper for BAN vs PAK Dream11
Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim is the only suitable option for us in the this department and we have opted for him. With scores of 83 against Afghanistan and 102 against Australia prior to India’s match, the wicket-keeper has been among the runs and we see him scoring today as well.
Batsmen for BAN vs PAK Dream11
This facet is heavily dominated with players from Pakistan with us opting for a trio from their side given the way they have lifted their performances in recent time to take Pakistan to three consecutive wins. After initially putting in abject and abysmal performances with inconsistency hammering the two, openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have managed to apply themselves in the middle and put on a platform for their side and we have opted for Fakhar given his 8.5 credit price.
They both come in along with Pakistan’s best batsman in the tournament Babar Azam. Currently only 59 runs behind becoming Pakistan’s leading run scorer at a single edition of the CWC, the number three batsman is important to his side’s display with the bat and we envision him scoring big today. Accompanying him is Harish Sohail who has scored two 50s in three ODIs ever since being called up to the side to replace the languishing Shoaib Malik.
All-Rounders for BAN vs PAK Dream11
He is worth 11 credits but we have to get in Bangladesh’s Shakib-Al-Hassan given the form he has shown this tournament. With over 500 runs and 10 plus wickets, he’s the highest point scorer from both the sides in today’s encounter and he should be amongst the runs and wickets once again today. Expect him to put on a good stand with Rahim in the middle-order and get his side to a strong total.
We also have Imad Wasim coming into our side. He’s set to bowl out 10 overs and with this surface set to be fruitful for the slower bowlers with the ball turning and gripping over here, coming slowly onto the bat, Imad is bound to be amongst the wickets.
The main reason behind our second pick over here was down to the 8 credit price tag which accords us the opportunity to save vital credits to craft out our bowling department. Spinner Mosaddek Hossain might have failed against India but he’s got a decent haul of points across the tournament to see us opt for him.
Bowling Order for BAN vs PAK Dream11
Two of Pakistan’s leading pacers and both are coming into our side. While Mohammad Amir has been someone who has spent a good amount of time in our Dream 11 side, Shaheen Afridi’s inclusion is a relatively newer one.
Ever since he’s replaced Hasan Ali, the pacer has picked up 8 wickets in 3 matches, sending the ball down at a good pace and in the right spots. Bangladesh’s opener pair has catapulted infront of the moving ball and we see Shaheen causing them problems today as well.
The two selections from Bangladesh as well with Mustafizur Rahman coming in after being back among the wickets over the last few matches. In a dwindling pace attack, he has managed to pick up wickets to keep his side in the game and partnering him is Rubel Hossain for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone for Babar Azam as the captain for this one, while Shakib-Al-Hasan is chosen as the vice-captain.
ODI Cricket World Cup
Match: Pakistan Vs Bangladesh
Date And Time: 5th June, Friday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: Lord’s, London