Bangladesh vs Pakistan – T20 International Tri-Nation Series Preview & Prediction
When is Bangladesh vs Pakistan taking place? Friday, October 7th, 2022 – 03:00 (UK)
Where is Bangladesh vs Pakistan taking place? Hagley Oval, Christchurch
What is the expected weather for Bangladesh vs Pakistan? 15-17c with a chance of rain showers throughout the scheduled hours of play
What channel is Bangladesh vs Pakistan on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK
Where can I stream Bangladesh vs Pakistan? BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website and app
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by five wickets
- The big news involving Bangladesh ahead of this opening game is that the vastly experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will continue to captain the Tigers, having already done so in the now concluded Asia Cup and he’ll be hoping that the fortunes of his side are far better than what they were in the UAE.
- Bangladesh will no doubt be hoping to use this tri-nation series to really pin down their best batting line-up and where certain players are best served in the team, because it won’t bode well for their T20 World Cup hopes not knowing their best XI.
- Pakistan are coming off the back of a thrilling seven-match T20i series at home to England which they narrowly came out the wrong end of, but still questions need to be asked ahead of the T20 World Cup, the same questions which were not answered against England.
- The depth of Pakistan’s batting remains under significant scrutiny and many players will be desperate to impress as they jostle to show they deserve one of those middle-order spots permanently going forward.
It’s incredible to think that this match marks the first of a tri-nation series involving three full ICC members in over three years. Bangladesh and Pakistan doing battle in New Zealand poses an intriguing test for each ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, specifically how they handle conditions. The Tigers endured a wretched Asia Cup and do not appear to be in good shape currently in the T20 format of the game. Whilst Pakistan are far from perfect themselves, they contain a selection of world class players such as Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf and captain Babar Azam who can influence the outcome of matches single-handedly. That is likely to prove the difference in this one.