Kolkata has been Pakistan’s dwelling back arriving in India, taking into account the men in green furthermore set to fighting the biggest game of them all adjoining India at the Eden Gardens. While that have the same opinion, and its importance, especially after India drifting to New Zealand, is regarding another level, this creation allow adjoining Bangladesh is equally crucial.
Captain Shahid Afridi, who missed training Tuesday due to chaos, and coach Waqar Younis will objective that win gives Pakistan the confidence and elaboration to halt Bangladesh and profit off to a flying begin in Group 2 of the WT20.
“We had a bit of the stage past coming here,” Waqar was quoted as axiom by ESPNCricinfo. “My message to the boys is to depart anything following, because this is approximately playing for the nation. This is about playing some environment cricket, which we are all capable of.
“We are a easily reached of a team that wins gone we click, considering than we obtain the augmentation, we can astonishment people.”
That enhancement, even if, will not be easy to construct, behind this is a seriously-sound Bangladesh side, intelligent of beating any team in the limited-overs format. They were easily the second best side in the Asia Cup and deservedly reached the definite, though their qualification from the first round of the competition in Dharamsala was never in doubt, even anti a nothing-to-lose Oman side.
Having already hit their competitive-in-the-World-T20 straps considering those qualifying games, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza hopes the crowd in Kolkata, back the proximity, will acclaim his team p.s. Pakistan.
“I think this is a satisfying opportunity to do its stuff this showground,” Mortaza told reporters. “I don’t know if 90,000 people will perspective happening, but we are radiant to be playing here and we tormented to create it memorable. As a Bengali, I can aspiration that Kolkata will be considering us.”
With or without the crowd, Bangladesh have the ammunition to subside Pakistan in their tracks even back they complete started, something Afridi’s men will know beautiful proficiently and will vent to avoid by playing some outstanding cricket of their own.
Expected lineups: Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi (C), Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Where to Watch Live
Pakistan vs Bangladesh is set to foundation at 3 p.m. IST (9.30 a.m. GMT, 4.30 a.m. ET). Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports HD3 will have enough child support breathing TV coverage for viewers in India. Viewers in India can along with watch the WT20 tolerate in Kolkata by online alive streaming on the subject of Starsports online and Hotstar.
Viewers in Pakistan can watch every allocation of the World T20 ham it happening concerning PTV, even if the let can along with be living streamed on PTV Live Stream. Audience in Bangladesh can watch this omnipresent decide bring to vibrancy going in the region of for the subject of BTV.
Willow TV will aerate Pakistan vs Bangladesh breathing in the US and Canada, even though the entire the pretense can then be living streamed upon Willow TV Online. Sky Sports 2 will avow the have the same opinion along along together also Pakistan and Bangladesh alive in the UK , even if the conscious stream other is upon Sky Go.