PAK vs BAN – ICC World Cup Match 31 Prediction 31 Oct 2023
On Tuesday, a pivotal ICC World Cup 2023 match will unfold at the historic Eden Gardens, featuring Pakistan and Bangladesh.
- Presently, Pakistan holds the 6th position in the table, securing four points from six matches.
- Meanwhile, Bangladesh resides in the 9th spot with two points.
- Although the Tigers have already been eliminated from the World Cup, Pakistan finds itself in a must-win showdown against Bangladesh. A defeat in this match would signify the end of their World Cup campaign.
PAK vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Venue Details
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: October 31st 2023
Time: 14:00 (local)
PAK vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Team Previews
In their recent face-off, Pakistan experienced a heart-wrenching defeat to South Africa, missing out by a mere one wicket. Pakistan had set an imposing target of 270, with their fast bowling trio snaring seven wickets. Sadly, they couldn’t secure the crucial two points for their team.
This loss marks Pakistan’s fourth consecutive defeat in the competition. The last victory they celebrated was against Sri Lanka on October 10, which now seems like a distant memory. Babar Azam has notched up three half-centuries in the tournament but hasn’t quite exhibited his usual form. Nonetheless, he appears to be gradually finding his rhythm.
One silver lining from the last match for Pakistan was Shaheen Afridi’s resurgence. His spell of 3-45 played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s spirited performance right until the end.
Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign has taken a disappointing turn, evident in their 87-run loss to the Netherlands at Eden Gardens the previous Saturday. While choosing to bowl first, Bangladesh’s bowlers effectively restricted their opponents to a total of 229 runs. However, their second-innings batting performance crumbled, resulting in their dismissal for a mere 142 runs.
The Tigers arrived at this World Cup with high expectations, but things have soured, with their captain, Shakib Al Hasan, acknowledging it as the worst showing by Bangladesh in any World Cup edition.
Bangladesh’s batting unit has failed to deliver as expected. Litton Das, Najmul Hossain, and captain Shakib Al Hasan, despite the anticipation, have struggled to rise to the occasion. Mahmudullah stands out as their most consistent batsman and is the sole player to register a century in this competition for Bangladesh. With this pitch, their trio of spinners, coupled with Mustafizur, could pose a significant challenge to the Pakistani batting lineup.
PAK vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Probable Playing XI’s
Pakistan: A Shafique, Imam U Haq, B Azam (Cap), Mohd Rizwan (wk), S Shakeel, Shadab Khan, I Ahmed, Mohd Nawaz, S Afridi, Mohd Wasim, H Rauf
Bangladesh: T Hasan, L Das, Najmul Hossain, S Al Hasan (C), M Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, M Hasan, T Ahmed, M Rahman, S Islam
PAK vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Eden Gardens in Kolkata is known for providing a well-rounded pitch, typically resulting in an average score of around 240. The fast bowlers can take advantage of early movement with the new ball, while the spinners also find the pitch favourable, offering significant turn and grip.
PAK vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Win Prediction
Pakistan have the edge and the surface at the Eden Gardens might suit their quicks more.