Pakistan will have to win against host nation Bangladesh to be in fray for semi-final spot. Their archrivals India has already confirmed semi final spot. Pakistan skipper Mohammed Hafeez stated that he is pleased that India has made it Semi-final which gives a clear picture for every team what they have to do. Pakistan has chance even if they lose against Bangladesh but it’s a complicated equation for them as they have to win against West Indies and Australia has to win their remaining two matches, and then also will not confirm a semi final spot for Pak as three teams Australia, Pak, West Indies will be on four points each.
Pak skipper Hafeez has also stated that they wouldn’t take Bangladesh lightly. If Pakistan wins the match against Bangladesh it becomes a knockout match against West Indies and run rate wouldn’t come into play unless we have a wash out game.
Before the match Pakistan are clear Favourites. They are number 3 in ICC rankings. They have lost to India in the curtain-raiser of the tournament. In their second game they won against Pre-tournament favourites Australia by 16 runs.
- Ahmed Shehzad
- Saed Ajmal
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Bangladesh Vs Pakistan Live Scorecard
Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal
Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Talha, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar