Bangladesh and Pakistan are going to meet in the first One-Day International match of 2015 bilateral series on 17 April. This is the first occasion when these two countries are playing bilateral series after 2011. In 2015 world cup warm-up game these two nations met in which Pak defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets. Both sides were knocked out in the quarter-final round of world cup.
Pakistan got big blows ahead of the starting of series as Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan and Sohaib Maqsood have already ruled out from the series due to their respective injuries. Misbah-Ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi have retired from the ODI cricket which clearly indicates that Pakistan will be playing with their brand new players.
Azhar Ali will be having huge responsibility of leading Pakistani cricket in the series. Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam and Saeed Ajmal’s entrance in the Pakistan team will be the big morale booster for young guns like Saad Nasim and Rahat Ali.
Pakistan lost tour match against BCB XI which really hurt their preparations for the series. Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil and Rahat Ali should have to bowl really well if Pakistan wants to win this match and series as well against confident Bangladeshi tigers.
Bangladesh will be playing without their regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza as he is facing ban due to the slow over rate in world cup quarter-final against India. Shakib Al Hasan to lead Bangladesh Cricket Team in tomorrow’s ODI match. Rony Taulkdar is set to make debut for Bangladesh.
Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny will be the vital bowlers for Bangladesh Dhaka’s ODI. Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim will be the key batsmen to score the runs. Let’s have a look at the probable playing XIs for tomorrow’s Bangladesh vs Pakistan first ODI match.
Expected Playing 11s
|Shakib Al Hasan (Captain)||Azhar Ali (Captain)|
|Rony Talukdar||Mohammad Hafeez|
|Tamim Iqbal||Haris Sohail|
|Soumya Sarkar||Saad Nasim|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||Fawad Alam|
|Nasir Hossain||Saeed Ajmal|
|Rubel Hossain||Junaid Khan|
|Sabbir Rahman||Ehsan Adil|
|Taskin Ahmed||Wahab Riaz|
|Arafat Sunny||Rahat Ali|
Bangaldesh is playing in their home conditions and will not be easy for Pakistan to win against confident side. Still Pakistan will be favorite to win and they have 55 percent chances to win.