Pakistan to take on Bangladesh in World Cup warm-up match today

Pakistan to take on Bangladesh in World Cup warm-up match today

CARDIFF: Pakistan take on Bangladesh in their second World Cup warm-up match at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff today.
Pakistan lost their first warm-up match to Afghanistan by three wickets at Bristol on Friday, whereas Bangladesh come into the game after winning the Tri-Nation one-day series in Ireland beating West Indies in the final.
Despite having a 31-5 lead, Pakistan hasn’t beaten Bangladesh in the 50-overs format since March 2014, losing their last four matches.
For Pakistan, their bowling remains a concern with none of the bowlers making a mark in the game against Afghanistan apart from Wahab Riaz whose late burst was the only positive for the men in green.
Babar Azam was the star for Pakistan scoring 112 off 108 and Shoaib Malik chipping in with a 59 ball 44.
On the other hand, Bangladesh’s top-order consisting of Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim has been in top form. The Tigers will also be banking on the experience of Shakib al Hasan, who is currently the world’s number one all-rounder in the middle-order.
The match between Pakistan and Bangladesh will begin at 2:30pm Pakistan Standard Time.
Squads
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain/wicketkeeper), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal

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