Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 43

first_imgPakistan’s chances of qualifying to the World Cup 2019 are all but over after New Zealand’s 119-run drubbing against England in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.For Pakistan to qualify to the semi-finals, they will have to beat Bangladesh by 311 runs after posting 350 or thrash them by 316 runs after scoring 400. They could also make it to the last four if they manage to scrape past Bangladesh by 321 runs after scoring 450.However, a flip of coin could end it early for Pakistan as if they decide to bowl first, they will be out of the semi-final race even before the first ball is bowled at Lord’s on Friday.Bangladesh are already out of the semi-final contention after losing to India on Tuesday and will pray for pride against Pakistan.BatsmenThough none of the openers from the two sides has been exceptional against the new ball, still you could go with the duo of Imam-ul-Haq and Tamim Iqbal. Imam is averaging at 29.28 while Tamim is averaging around 32.There would be no better pick than Babar Azaam to bat at No.3 as he is the highest run scorer for Pakistan, while batting at that position. Babar has amassed 378 runs so far in the tournament and is averaging at 63. His unbeaten 101 against New Zealand has been the highlight of his innings thus far.Haris Sohail came late into the tournament as a replacement for veteran Shoaib Malik and went on to make a statement with his batting. He has played only 4 innings for Pakistan but is the third highest run getter for his side.advertisementAll-roundersThere should be no difficulty for you to pick an all-rounder as Shakib Al Hasan with his incredible consistency becomes an obvious choice. He as 542 runs in the tournament, which include, 2 hundreds and 4 fifties.The other all-rounder options comes in the form of Imad Wasim. Imad emereged as an unlikely hero for Pakistan with his unbeaten 49 against Afghanistan. He is also the second highest run scorer for his side and has a strike rate of 107.20.Wicket-keeperIf we look at the number of dismissals, it would suggest you to pick Sarfaraz Ahmed over Mushfiqur Rahim. Sarfaraz has 12 dismissals compared with Mushfiqur’s nine but the former has not been impressive with the bat. Thus, to be on safer side, you could pick Mushfiqur who has 351 runs in the tournament, which also includes an unbeaten 102.BowlersWithout a second opinion Mohammed Amir should be your first pick among bowlers. The left-arm fast pacer, who was not included in Pakistan’s preliminary World Cup squad, has proven why he was worth his selection. Amir has picked 16 wickets thus far and is the fourth highest wicket-taker among all. The pacer has also picked a five-for and has an impressive ecomony of 4.95.Shaheen Shah Afridi won hearts with his 4 for 47 against Afghanistan. The left-arm pacer has picked 10 wickets thus far in 4 innings.Mustafizur Rahman should be your third pacer as the Bangladesh quick has picked 15 in 7 innings to become the highest wicket-taker in his side. For a spin bowler, you could go for Shadab Khan who has 7 wickets to his name.Pakistan vs Bangladesh Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Tamim Iqbal, Babar Azam (vc), Haris Sohail, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Imad Wasim, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammed Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Mustafizur Rahman, Shadab KhanPakistan vs Bangladesh squads:SQUADS -Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk/C), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad HasnainBangladesh : Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.Also Seelast_img read more