PAK vs BAN Dream11 Prediction
After a lot of speculations and deliberations, Bangladesh has finally decided to play a full tour in Pakistan albeit in three different phases. The first leg of the tour starts tomorrow with the 1st of the 3 match T20I series. All the matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Bangladesh will be missing the services of their star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim who opted out of the tour citing personal reasons. Bangladesh is already without the services of Shakib Al Hasan and will have their work cut out against the No 1 ranked T20I team in the world.
Despite occupying the top position in T20’s, Pakistan has a relatively imbalanced side and none of the batsmen barring a certain Babar Azam has been consistent for them. They were drubbed by Australia and should expect a tough fight from the Bangla Tigers.
Pakistan has lost 6 out of their last 7 games and would look to get their record straight under the leadership of Babar Azam.
Bangladesh will be led by Mahmudullah. The series will also see the return of Tamim Iqbal at the top of the order as the experienced southpaw will look to get Bangladesh off to a good start. Imrul Kayes was unlucky to miss out especially after a sensational season with the bat in BPL. All in all, it should be a good series between the two Asian teams.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Traditionally, the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore has produced good batting-friendly wickets. Hence we should expect a high scoring match tomorrow. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first and set up a huge score.
Probable Playing XI’s
Babar Azam (C), Ahsan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st T20I
Date And Time: 24th January, Friday– 2: 30 pm IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore
TV – Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD
Online– Sony LIV
Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman
Top 4 batting order
Babar Azam, Ahsan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan
Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar
Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam
Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal
Death over bowlers
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain
PAK vs BAN Dream11 Wicket-keepers
Mohammad Rizwan and Liton Das will be the two wicket-keepers in our dream XI team. Rizwan is an organized middle-order batsman and can smash the ball a long way. He looked in good touch during the Test series in Australia and also in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, Liton Das was one of the leading run-getters n the BPL. He is an impressive top-order batsman and will look to make an impact for Bangladesh tomorrow.
PAK vs BAN Dream11 Batsmen
Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah will be the first two batsmen in the dream XI team. Tamim has been an experienced top-order batsman and is one of the finest Bangladesh batsmen ever to have graced the game. He also looked in great touch during the BPL. Mahmudullah is one of the leading run-getters for Bangladesh in the last 6 months. He also had a great time with the bat during the BPL.
Ahsan Ali and Babar Azam will be the last two players in this category. Ahsan Ali is yet to play his first international match but looked in great touch in the domestic matches. He could turn out to be an X factor for Pakistan. Babar Azam is the best Pakistan batsman and his record speaks for itself. He has been very consistent and has been the leading run-getter for Pakistan in the last 6 months with 158 runs.
PAK vs BAN Dream11 All-rounders
Soumya Sarkar and Shadab Khan will be the two all-rounders in the dream XI team. Sarkar is a sensational striker of the ball and has the tendency to get important wickets with his medium pace. Shadab Khan showed his batting skills during the BPL by smashing a few out of the park. He is a wicket-taking leg break bowler having the ability to turn the match with his all-round show. Both these players could be important picks in your dream XI team.
PAK vs BAN Dream11 Bowlers
Mustafizur Rahman, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. Mustafizur has been a wicket-taking option for his captain and his fast cutters should bamboozle the Pakistan batters.
Haris Rauf has been among the wickets in the recent past and should look to make an impact in the opening T20I. On the other hand, Mohammad Hasnain looked in great rhythm during the emerging’s cup where he bagged 13 wickets in 5 matches. He has played 4 T20I’s for the senior team bagging 3 wickets.
Captain and Vice-captain
Babar Azam will be the captain of our dream XI team while Soumya Sarkar will be the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.