Date & Time: Friday, 5th July, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: The Lord’s, London
Pakistan has to give it all today to win and qualify for the semi-finals. This is their final league game against Bangladesh. After their defeat to India, Bangladesh is out. Watch this game being played today at Lord’s London, at 3:00 PM IST.
As far as head coach Steve Rhodes is concerned, a rotation of the team is unlikely, just for the sake of it. A complete Bangladesh team is expected. An injured Mushfiqur Rahim should be fit and back into the game. Given the dry weather, Mehidy Hasan initially left out for the match against India, could return to the game as well. Rubel Hossain has performed really well against Virat Kohli’s men and so could be preferred as against Mohammad Saifuddin. Mahmudullah, who suffered a calf injury and couldn’t play against India, could be cast here.
Probable Playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mushrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Still, Pakistan can qualify even their chances are rather remote. But there is surely a reluctance to rotate the current squad. The side could remain unchanged after the team’s victory over Afghanistan. Mohammad Hasnain, the quick 18-year-old could go for some runs. Another return to the World Cup farewell could be Shoaib Malik.
Probable Playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir
No rains anywhere. So, the old threat is gone. With soaring temperatures and good weather that is bound to continue, players are going to be dealing with a hard and dry pitch. The ground remains favorable for the batsmen who could make a decent score. The spinners could have a good time as well.
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