They bowled out Bangladesh’s top batting order in the first 10 overs of their ICC World Cup 2023 match. Shaheen Shah Afirdi got two wickets, and Haris Rauf got rid of Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh chose to bat first against Pakistan after winning the toss at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This is a must-win game for the Green Shirts if they want to stay in the World Cup.
Pak VS Ban: Pakistan fast bowlers destroy Bangladesh top order
After getting off to a great start in the tournament by beating the Netherlands and Sri Lanka in the first two games, Pakistan lost four games in a row and fell out of the tournament. If the team wants to make it to the semifinals, it needs to win its last three games and hope that luck is on its side. The players had a tough practise at Eden Gardens, which has been the site of many important matches, wins and losses for Pakistan.
Changes to how XI plays The Green Shirts have made three changes to their starting eleven. Instead of Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Nawaz, Fakhar Zaman, Usama Mir, and Salman Ali Agha have been added to the team. Shadab Khan has been taken off the field because he hit his head in Pakistan’s last game against South Africa.
In order to keep him out of the match against Bangladesh, the medical team had no choice but to say so, the PCB said before the toss. Pakistan has won 33 of the 38 games they’ve played against Bangladesh, making them the clear favourites. Both teams have won one game in the World Cup. In 2019, they played their last World Cup match at Lord’s. Imam-ul-Haq hit 100 runs and Shaheen Afridi took 6 wickets, which was the best bowling performance by a Pakistani bowler in a World Cup match.