Pakistan will square off against Bangladesh in their first match in the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2023, on Wednesday. Pakistan would look to take advantage of the crowd support and home conditions as the match will be played in Lahore.
In the group stages, Pakistan were unbeaten as they hammered Nepal and shared points with India due to rain causing no result. The pace battery comprising of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf seems to be Pakistan’s biggest strength currently. Among the batters, captain Babar Azam is in good form. Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan are also coming in with runs under their belt in the match against Nepal.
Bangladesh will have to punch above their weights to surpass Pakistan. In the group stages, the Shakib Al Hasan-led team had lost against Sri Lanka. However, they registered a big win over Afghanistan with Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmul Hossain Shanto hitting centuries. They would derive strength from their latest performance.
Source : The Hindustan Times