Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan had a hard time explaining his side’s batting failure followed by a toothless effort by his bowlers in their seven-wicket loss to Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Bangladesh and Pakistan are almost in a similar situation in the World Cup as both teams lock horns with each other at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata today in hopes of keeping their slim semifinal hopes alive.
With two wins in six matches, Pakistan will be desperate to keep their ICC World Cup semi-final hopes alive when they take on Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.
When it works, it works like a charm. Otherwise, it appears to be a poorly put together batting plan. At the heart of it, however, is the failure to bat according to the match scenario which unfolded yet again for Bangladesh in their Asia Cup's Super Four fixture against Pakistan at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium yesterday.
Bangladesh will take on Pakistan in their Asia Cup fixture at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium today, hoping to start their Super Four stage on the right foot.
Bangladesh pace spearhead Taskin Ahmed, in a video message sent by BCB yesterday, highlighted the fact that they were able to adjust well with the soaring temperatures in the last game against Afghanistan in Lahore.
The last time Bangladesh made it to the final of the Asia Cup was in 2018 when the latest 50-over edition of the tournament was played. The Tigers beat Pakistan to qualify for the final and lost to eventual champions India. But Pakistan’s eleven has come a long way from what it was in 2018 and is mighty strong, especially when it comes to their fast bowling.
Pakistan batter Shan Masood on Saturday praised his team's character in battling back to stay in the hunt for a semi-finals spot after losing their first two matches at the Twenty20 World Cup. And the 33-year-old also mentioned that now their focus will be to win the Super 12 game against Bangladesh in Adelaide tomorrow.
Bangladesh suffered a painful 55-run defeat against Pakistan in their opening Super Ten match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata yesterday. It's a flat statement that deserves a better expression. The Tigers lost to the pyrotechnics of one Shahid Afrid, who rediscovered his big-hitting exploits at a time when many thought he is no longer the kind of devastating force he has been over the years.