Pakistan have started their ICC World T20I 2016 campaign with a convincing victory over Sri Lanka in the warm-up match the other day and now they will be officially starting the World T20 event against Bangladesh on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Watch Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Streaming online free on PTV Sports & Ghazi TV. PAK vs BAN live stream 16-03-2016 at Kolkata. Enjoy live PTV Sports Pakistan vs Bangladesh T20 world cup 2016 streaming and telecast online. The match is scheduled at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and will start at 15:00 local time and 14:30 PKT. Fans can watch Pakistan vs Bangladesh live streaming at Star Sports, Ten Sports and PTV Sports and can get live scores on the internet at different popular websites.
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Bangladesh will be looking to come up with yet another solid performance against Pakistan in their first Super 10 match and continue with their winning momentum. Whereas, Pakistan will take this as an opportunity to give back that humiliation which they had to face after losing to Bangladesh in their Asia Cup 2016 fixture. Let’s see who comes up on top this time around.
- Umpires – IJ Gould
- Umpire 2 – RA Kettleborough
- TV umpire – BNJ Oxenford
- Match referee – BC Broad
- Reserve umpire – Aleem Dar
After having a dismal run in the recently concluded Asia Cup, Pakistan have got just the right start by winning the warm-up match ahead of the World T20I 2016. They will, however, be expecting most of their batsmen to come up with a better performance as only Mohammad Hafeez scored 70 runs in the warm-up fixture.
The rest of the crew looked a bit shady even on a batting wicket in Kolkata. So, they will expect a better performance from players like Ahmad Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed and Sharjeel Khan.
Umar Akmal and Sarfraz Ahmed are already in good form as they played good innings in the last match of the Asia Cup 2016 against Sri Lanka and will be expected to just shift that momentum here in the mega event.
The bowling has been superb for Pakistan and the inclusion of Mohammad Amir has certainly added more flair to the Pakistan’s pace attack. He is also in top form and will be the real challenge to negotiate for Bangladesh batsmen. Besides him, it will be Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Sami who will be a real threat in the next match.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup 2016
19:30 LOCAL & 19:00 PKT
16 March 2016
Afridi looked off-colored in the warm-up match and it’s very less time for him to get things in order and perform at the right time.
The highlight for Bangladesh in this World T20I so far has been the batting of Tamim Iqbal. He played an unbeaten knock of 103 in the all-important qualifier against Oman which helped Bangladesh to get through and qualify for the Super 10 stage.
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Soumya Sarkar and Sabbir Rahman will also be in the lime light as they have also been in great knick lately. Sabbir batted brilliantly in the Asia Cup as well and scored 176 runs from 5 matches with a highest of 80. Rest of the Bangladesh batsmen will have to show their better half to contribute to the success of their side.
As far as their bowling is concerned Bangladesh will expect Mustafizur Rahman to be fit enough to play in the next match and if he is not then he will be swapped by Abu Haider. Al-Amin Hossain and Taskin Ahmed have been their wicket-taking options lately and they will also expect Shakib Al Hasan to chip in with wickets.
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Pakistan’s captain has been in the controversy lately for his statement in a recent news conference. Let’s hope this controversy does not shake his confidence and his performance in the big game.
Mashrafe Mortaza’s skills as a captain will be tested here again as they play against the big sides in the mega event. Though his side is performing wonderfully lately, they will have to come up with big performances as the tournament progresses.
Though Pakistan lost to Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2016, it was still a close game. We can expect yet another close game here with Pakistan still the favorites. Check here for detailed PAK vs BAN predictions.
It is expected to be a high scoring game as Kolkata pitch played wonderfully in Pakistan’s last warm-up match. It will be 34° C max temperature and it will be sunny throughout.
Pakistan (probable): 1 Sharjeel Khan, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Umar Akmal, 7 Shahid Afridi (capt), 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Mohammad Amir 10 Wahab Riaz, 11 Mohammad Irfan
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mohammad Mithun, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Al-Amin Hossain, 10 Mustafizur Rahman/Abu Hider, 11 Taskin Ahmed
Stats & Trivia
- Bangladesh have played Eden Gardens only once previously, in an ODI against Sri Lanka in 1990.
- Bangladesh have won the last two T20I encounters between the two sides, most recently in the Asia Cup earlier this month.
- By playing this game, Pakistan will equal Sri Lanka’s record of most matches (31) in the World T20.