Pakistan and Bangladesh will clash today, and their match will start the clock for the finale. The super-4 stage will begin today on 6 September 2023. While the match is expected to be a lot more exciting, there has to be some prediction from us.
Well, that is what we will do today in this article. We will try to judge the match’s winner today on many factors.
For example, the key players, the pitch, the home advantage, and the head-to-head record. So what are we waiting for? Let’s begin
Pitch conditions and home advantage
The pitch is an absolute paradise for Batters in Lahore. There have been two matches on this surface so far. And all of these have been high-scoring matches. Sri Lanka scored very high in Lahore. And the Afghanistan team played tremendously well last night. They almost chased down the 292 target in 36 overs.
IS THIS AN ODI MATCH OR A T20 MATCH?
Well, it is an ODI match, but we can see a lot of action. The batters will love this pitch.
From Pakistan, the key player is Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah. There are also more, but we have to keep this article short. We can’t make it into a fan article now, can we? But the real star of the show in bowling is Shadab Khan. Shaddy Boy can use this pitch to his advantage and cause problems for the batters.
On the Bangladesh side, Shakib and Shanto are players Pakistan has to manage. Otherwise, it will become a nightmare for them.
The only possible strategy that has worked so far is winning the toss and batting first. Whoever wins the toss has to bat first and put in more than 300 runs. Chasing high scores is an easy task on this pitch. Restricting a side to anything less than 300 will be difficult.
Bangladesh has the worst track record against Pakistan in ODIs. Pakistan has a win percentage of 86 percent against Bangladesh. This will tell you a lot about today’s match probability as well. But you never know. Bangladesh has become a better side over the past few years. Things may change.
But Pakistan’s form has been on the moon. Maybe Bangladesh cannot improve this record today.
Who will win? – Parting thoughts
If we consider everything, things are not good for Bangladesh. Pakistan is playing on its home turf. It will become hard for the guests to play in all this pressure. They barely managed to save their place in the super-4. If Afghanistan hadn’t lost in the clutch moments, Bangladesh was not in the safe spot.
This is Pakistan’s win today Inshallah.