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Pakistan will face Bangladesh in their first match of ICC World Twenty20 2016. This match will live broadcast on Star Sports, PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Channel 9 as match schedule to start at 15:00 local (09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT), get live action from Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Preview: The Pakistanis recently played the Asia Cup T20 tournament where they performed poorly, failing to make the final after losing two of their four matches in the first round. The team were beaten by India and Bangladesh while winning their matches against UAE and Sri Lanka. Shahid Afridi and company were also in action against Sri Lanka in their only preparatory match here. They went on to win that match quite comfortably in the end.
Bangladesh went through the qualifiers in the first group stage here, beating Netherlands and Oman. Their match against Ireland saw no result after it was washed out by rain. The Bangladeshis played Oman in the decider on Sunday. Tamim Iqbal has been their in-form man in the tournament so far. The southpaw has been batting really well and hit a brilliant ton the other day against Oman following an unbeaten 83 runs against the Netherlands. Sabbir Rahman, who won the man-of-the-series award at the Asia Cup, has also played well and a lot will depend on this duo.
Former skipper Shakib Al Hasan will be the key man for Bangladesh in this tournament though as he brings balance into the side. The man is a genuine all-rounder capable of changing matches with both bat and ball. He notched up four wickets on Sunday against Oman and will hope to hit form with the bat. Shakib, who plays his IPL cricket for the Kolkata Knight Riders, will know what to expect from the pitch as well and will be a major asset on Wednesday.
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Prediction
Bangladesh will win the toss choose to bat first, but Pakistan will win the match. Pakistan have some good players in their ranks but they have struggled to fire as a unit. Their fast bowling trio of Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, and Mohammad Amir have impressed in recent matches and the Bangladeshi batsmen will need to exercise caution.
Mohammad Hafeez will be the key man for the Pakistanis. The experienced head has been in great form with the bat and scored 70 runs against Sri Lanka the other day. Imad Wasim’s star is also on the rise and he will be confident of success after picking up four Lankan wickets on Monday.
Bangladesh T20 Team Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed
Pakistan T20 Team Squad: Shahid Afridi (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Sami, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shoaib Malik, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz