Pakistan will take on Bangladesh in the 31st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on October 31. Both teams are coming into the match after defeats in their previous games, and it is a must-win game for both sides.
Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat. Three changes for Pakistan: Imam, Shadab, and Nawaz out, Fakhar, Salman, and Usama in.
Pakistan are currently in sixth place on the points table with four points, while Bangladesh are in ninth place with two points. Pakistan needs to win all of their remaining matches to have a chance of reaching the semi-finals, while Bangladesh needs to win all of their remaining games and hope that other teams will lose.
Tv telecast and live streaming
Here is a list of TV channels and live streaming platforms that will broadcast the match in various countries:
|PTV Sports, Ten Sports, Geo Super
|ARY ZAP APP
|Gazi TV, Maasranga TV, BTV
|Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD
|Hotstar, JioTV, Airtel Xstream
|Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event
|Sky Go, Now TV, FanCode
|Willow TV, ESPN+
|Willow TV Online, Sling TV, Fubo TV
|Fox Sports, Channel 9
|Foxtel, Kayo Sports, 9Now
|Sky Sport NZ, Prime
|Sky Sport Now, Spark Sport, FanPass
|SuperSport Live, DStv Now, Showmax
|ATN Cricket Plus, CBN
|ATN Live, Hotstar Canada, Willow TV Online
Bangladesh could opt for another left-arm spinner, Nasum Ahmed, in their bowling attack, aiming to dismiss the crucial duo of Babar and Rizwan in the middle overs.
Pakistan had to bring in a concussion substitute for Shadab Khan at the beginning of South Africa’s innings in Chennai. Usama Mir is expected to retain that spot if Shadab Khan still has concussion symptoms.
Pitch and Conditions
The Eden Gardens pitch is a good batting pitch, but it can also assist the bowlers. The average first innings score at the Eden Gardens in ODIs is 260.
The weather forecast for Kolkata on October 31 is mostly sunny, with a high of 32 degrees Celsius and a low of 24 degrees Celsius. The humidity is expected to be around 70%.
Pakistan is the favorite to win this match, with all the major bookmakers offering odds of around 1.75 in their favor.
Bangladesh is the underdog, with odds of around 2.25 to win. The odds of a tie are about 5.00 to 5.40.
Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh captain, is optimistic of a win today. He said, “Our goal is clear. We want to qualify for the Champions Trophy, and we can only do that by winning this match. We are focused and determined to achieve that. We don’t have any alternatives, and we are ready to give our best.” –