Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - Pakistan vs Bangladesh - 31st Match - 31 October 2023
The 31st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between Pakistan and Bangladesh on the 31st of October, 2023 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Pakistan Form Guide:
Pakistan are currently placed at the 6th position on the points table with 2 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mohammad Rizwan with 333 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Shaheen Afridi with 13 scalps under his belt.
Pakistan have lost their previous match against Afghanistan by 8 wickets.
Pakistan batted first and they posted a total of 282 for 7 in 50 overs. Abdullah Shafique and Imam ul Haq gave their team a healthy start. Imam ul Haq was dismissed after scoring 17 but Shafique continued on and scored 58 runs in 75 balls. The debutant Noor Ahmad dismissed him with a brilliant ball. The pitch became trickier to bat on in the middle overs. Babar Azam batted slowly and couldn't induce any momentum into the innings. Iftikhar Ahmed played a nice cameo of 40 runs in the death overs to take Pakistan to 282 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran batted very professionally. They scored boundaries on every lose ball on offer. Gurbaz was dismissed at 65 by Shaheen Afridi. Ibrahim Zadran continued and scored 87 runs in 113 balls. Rahmat Shah and skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi won it for Afghanistan in the 49th over with 8 wickets in hand.
Bangladesh Form Guide:
Bangladesh are currently placed at the 9th position on points table with 1 win to their credit.
The top run scorer for Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mahmudullah with 218 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Shoriful Islam with 8 scalps under his belt.
Bangladesh have lost their previous outing against Netherlands by a big margin of 87 runs.
Netherlands batted first and they posted a total of 229 before being bowled out. The start was terrible and they lost 2 wickets for just 4 runs. This is when Wesley Barresi and Colin Ackermann got involved in a partnership of 59 runs. Scott Edwards then played a match winning knock of 68 runs in 89 balls to help Netherlands cross the 200 run mark and finish at 229.
During the chase, Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for 63 runs and could never make a comeback into the match. They kept losing wickets in regular succession and the senior batters failef to take the required responsibility. They were bowled out for 142, losing the match by 87 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Pakistan
Who will win?- Pakistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)
Player of the Match- Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 250+, Bangladesh 220+
Match Handicap: Pakistan
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