Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Bangladesh vs Pakistan. Credits: Twitter

Pakistan and Bangladesh face off in the first match of the New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022 at Christchurch on October 7. New Zealand is the third team in this tri-series the final of which will be played on October 14. This is the final preparation for the three teams before the T20 World Cup in Australia.

All the teams are heading into this series with a lot of cricket behind their backs. Bangladesh won a T20I series against UAE, New Zealand lost an ODI series to Australia and Pakistan was beaten 4-3 in a T20I series at home against England. 

Pakistan Cricket Team
Photo Credit: (AP)

All three teams have a point to prove in the series and the onus for Pakistan will be on skipper Babar Azam. He spoke after the series’ defeat saying that the series was a competitive one. He also blamed his bowlers for not being able to defend a target of over 200 runs in the final T20I. 

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Pic Credits: Twitter

“With 200 runs on the board, if we lose early wickets, it puts pressure on the other batters. This series was vital for us. We need to improve in the shortest format. I also mentioned at the toss, that we have a good bowling attack. Haris is bowling well, and he is improving everyday. I think entire Pakistan was waiting for this, even we were happy to host England” said Babar. 

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Bangladesh vs Pakistan Head To Head In T20Is

Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Bangladesh vs Pakistan[photo: Twitter]
Matches Played – 15

BAN Won – 2

PAK Won – 13

Recent Venue Records (Hagley Oval, Christchurch)

Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Photo Credit: (ICC)

STATS – T20

Total matches 2

Matches won batting first 1

Matches won bowling first 1

Average 1st Inns scores 168

Average 2nd Inns scores 142

Highest total recorded 184/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs AUS

Lowest total recorded 131/10 (17.3 Ov) by AUS vs NZ

Highest score chased 154/3 (18.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest score defended 184/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs AUS

Who Will Score Most Runs For Pakistan: Babar Azam / Mohammad Rizwan

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Pakistan: Shaheen Afridi / Shadab Khan

Who Will Score Most Runs For Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan/ Sabbir Rehman 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Bangladesh: Mustafizur Rahman / Taskin Ahmed

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Bangladesh are confident after their series win against UAE. Pakistan just lost the T20I series against England. In head-to-head records, Pakistan have beat Bangladesh in 13 of the 15 T20Is and is slightly ahead heading into this contest. Pakistan is to win the game.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.