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It could have been so different for Pakistan and Bangladesh. Instead of fighting it out for a Semi Final spot, both sets of passionate fans can only hope for a positive end to the tournament.

Pakistan sat in the top four by the time last Saturday’s action was complete. However, England’s last two wins has rendered it just about impossible for them to qualify. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men have to win by 316 runs, and even though Pakistan are incredibly unpredictable, it is pretty safe to predict their campaign will end today.

Also read: Were New Zealand lucky to make the Semi Finals?

Bangladesh, like Pakistan, will be ruing a few moments throughout their campaign. Led by the brilliant Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh have arguably played their best ever cricket in a World Cup despite qualifying past the group stage in 2007 and 2015. Their bowling, as feared before the tournament, has proven to be mostly ineffective, which has left too much for the batting – impressive as it has been – to do. Can they finish off with a victory in inspirational skipper Mashrafe Mortaza’s final World Cup match?

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Key to a Pakistan win

It has been a disappointing campaign for Fakhar Zaman. Returning to the nation where he made an incredible start to his ODI career, Fakhar has been unable to add another dimension to his team’s batting as fans hoped he would. He has an opportunity today against a Bangladesh attack that has struggled for powerplay wickets in CWC 2019, setting things up for Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail. With Imad Wasim proving the worth of his all-round ability against Afghanistan, Pakistan can look to finish the innings well.

Also read: Imad proves his all-round worth

Also, the battle between Pakistan’s in-form bowling attack and Bangladesh’s batsmen promises to be a good one, despite this being a dead rubber. Shaheen Shah Afridi, after a lean period in ODIs, has roared into life with two four-wicket hauls in a row. He and Mohammad Amir, who is high up on the wicket-takers list, will be key in getting into Bangladesh’s top order that includes the in-form Shakib Al Hasan. Then, can Pakistan bowl with better control and intent in the middle overs than they did at times vs Afghanistan?

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Image: CWC Twitter. CWC 2019 Match 43: Shaheen Shah Afridi has been excellent.

Key to a Bangladesh win

Bangladesh have played some excellent cricket in CWC 2019. However, their bowling has been a weak point, which was similar to their Champions Trophy 2017 campaign. Mustafizur Rahman was brilliant at the death against India, but can he deliver early scalps against Pakistan? Will Bangladesh, after Tamim’s very costly drop, take all their chances? Bangladesh need to build pressure and then pounce when Pakistan look to break free.

Also, we will get to see Shakib Al Hasan one last time in what has been one of the most incredible individual efforts in any World Cup. His 542 runs, second only to Rohit Sharma’s 544, is coupled with 11 wickets that has put Bangladesh right in the contest each match. To win, Bangladesh will need one final big effort from him, as well as Tamim Iqbal who hasn’t quite had the tournament expected of him. Can Soumya Sarkar also build on his starts of late and set things up for their capable middle order?

Also read: It is sad that Shakib Al Hasan won’t feature in the Semi Finals

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Image: CWC Twitter. CWC 2019 Match 43: One big final effort from Shakib?

Pitch and conditions

Conditions at Lord’s have been of help to the bowlers. You only have to look back to Australia’s games against England and New Zealand. The pitch will be the same one used for the Pakistan-South Africa game a few weeks ago. Warm and sunny conditions are expected.

Also read: Are England capable of winning when conditions aren’t quite to their liking?

Possible Playing 11

Mahmudullah could be fit to play this match. This will be Mashrafe Mortaza’s final World Cup match.

Bangladesh: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5. Liton Das, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Mosaddek Hossain, 8. Mohammad Saifuddin, 9. Mashrafe Mortaza (c), 10. Rubel Hossain, 11. Mustafizur Rahman

Mohammad Hasnain could get a run for Pakistan, possibly for Wahab Riaz.

Pakistan: 1. Imam-ul-Haq, 2. Fakhar Zaman, 3. Babar Azam, 4. Mohammad Hafeez, 5. Haris Sohail, 6. Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Shadab Khan, 9. Mohammad Amir, 10. Wahab Riaz/Mohammad Hasnain, 11. Shaheen Shah Afridi

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Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Bangladesh won the only World Cup meeting between the sides, back in 1999.
  • Bangladesh have won the last four ODIs against Pakistan.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi has eight wickets in his last two ODIs.
  • Mustafizur Rahman is two wickets away from 100 in ODIs.
  • Bangladesh’s seamers have taken just two wickets in overs 1-20 in CWC 2019 (79 total overs).

Match Prediction

Teams who have batted first have won 27 of 38 matches in CWC 2019. In fact, only Bangladesh have successfully chased over 250.

Here, I predict the team batting first will win again (which has happened in all three games at Lord’s in CWC 2019). Any total in the region of 270 will be mighty tough to chase.

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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