A must win contest for Pakistan will be played against host Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangal Stadium on 2nd March 2016. In the 8th Match of the Asia Cup T20 2016, Pakistan vs Bangladesh will come head to head on Tuesday to decide their fate in the tournament.
Pakistan has won one of its two matches played before. It is not a bad start for Pakistan but Bangladesh has won two of its 3 matches and is on 2 place on points table. Winning from Pakistan will take Bangladesh to play a final with extremely consistent and strong looking India.
Current Points table
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Bangladesh has always been a tough team to face off at home. Mashrafe Murtaza and his eleven will be looking to proof that they have their power in shortest form of the game. Bangladesh is currently under severe criticism for not showing seriousness in T20 cricket.
With Mustafizue Rehman out of the team due to strain injury, Bangladesh is lacking something that is considered of Muhammad Amir’s class in Bangladesh. However, it is also a good sign for them not to show their brilliant talent before World Cup T20s. He can be a real danger for teams in World cup.
Bangladesh is happy to see his left arm hard hitting opener Tamim Iqbal who was not in the eleven due to the birth of his first child. Tamim has an experience to face Pakistani bowlers in recently successful Pakistan Super League and it will be a plus point for Bangladesh as his performance can take Bangladesh to play a final against India.
Pakistan has always been struggling in batting for a long time as consistency is what that has not been seen in the team for ages. Getting out for just 83 runs against their crucial match against India was simply a repetition of their bad batting performances. Another woefull display of batting was against somewhat weak bowling attack of UAE, which sent Pakistani top order batting to pavilion for just 17 runs.
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It will be a must win for Pakistan to regain its position in the first ever format of Asia Cup T20 2016. Afridi eleven will again rely on their strong bawling attack which includes one of the best bowlers in modern twenty 20 cricket – Muhammad Amir.