We are seeing a tri-series after a long time. Bangladesh, Pakistan, and hosts New Zealand will feature in the tri-series. In the first match of the series, Bangladesh will lock horns against Pakistan. The match will take place at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The match will start at 7:30 AM IST. Both teams would be looking to fine-tune their skills before the world cup. They would look to try different combinations and strengthen their chances for the World Cup.
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Match Format: T20I, Match 1, T20 Tri-series.
Date: 7th October 2022
Time: 7:30 AM IST
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime
The Christchurch wicket is very good for batting. Short boundaries and quick outfields mean that the ball will fly all over the park. Seamers might get a swing in the initial overs. But overall, batsmen will love batting here. Expect the team to win the toss and chase.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Bangladesh’s likely playing XI
Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain.
Pakistan’s likely playing XI
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr.
Pakistan lost a closely fought series against England. They have excellent and accurate fast bowlers along with consistent openers. Bangladesh lacks consistency. Pakistan start as a favorite.
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