Bangladesh
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Bangladesh and Pakistan are currently taking on each other in a three-match T20 series. The second T20 international is slated to be played on 20th November 2021 at Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Pakistan have come into the series with full of confidence. Babar Azam and Co. showcased exceptional performances in the T20 World Cup 2021 and they would be looking to play with the same intensity against Bangladesh.

Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman
Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistan registered five consecutive matches in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 to finish the number one position in Group 2 at the end of the Super 12 stage. The experts labeled Pakistan as the favorites to win the tournament after their stupendous performance in the Super 12 stage.

However, a high-flying Babar Azam and Co. were brought back to the ground by Australia in the semi-final match. Aaron Finch and Men beat Pakistan by 5 wickets to knock them out of the tournament. Nevertheless, all of that is now a thing of the past and Pakistan would look to focus ahead.

Haris rauf and Babar Azam
Haris rauf and Babar Azam. Credits: Twitter

They have named the squad for the T20Is much similar to the one picked in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. They have made one change, i.e., Iftikhar Ahmed replacing Mohammad Hafeez. Babar Azam will continue to lead the team, while M Rizwan will be his deputy.

Facing them are Bangladesh, who endured a horrendous outing in the T20 World Cup 2021. It was a tournament to forget for them. They couldn’t win a single game in the Super 12 stage and finished at the bottom of the table. Their performances showed how dependent they are on Shakib Al Hasan. Barring him, none of the players looked to make an impact in the tournament.

Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah. Image Source: Twitter

Ahead of the three-match T20 series against Pakistan, Bangladesh made a lot of changes. Because of poor performances with the bat, both Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar have been dropped from the side. Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, and Saifuddin won’t be playing due to injuries, while Mushfiqur Rahim has been rested for the series.

A lot of youngsters have been added to the team. The likes of Najmul Hossain Shanto, Aminul Islam have been recalled to the squad. Also, the Under-19 World Cup-winning captain, Akbar Ali has received his maiden T20 call-up. Mahmudullah Riyad will continue to lead the team.

BAN vs PAK Prediction- Who Will Win the Match Between Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd T20I 

Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Bangladesh vs Pakistan[photo: Twitter]

Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches PAK Win  BAN Won A
Overall 14 11 2 1
At Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium 5 3 2
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2

Toss Prediction for the 2nd match between Bangladesh and Pakistan 

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for the 2nd T20I match between Bangladesh and Pakistan

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
Bangladesh 130-140 120-130
Pakistan 130-150 130-140

Pakistan

  • Batting 

Players Matches Runs Average
Babar Azam 1 7 7
M Rizwan 1 11 11
Fakhar Zaman 1 34 34
Haider Ali 1 0 0
Shoaib Malik 1 0 0
Khushdil Shah 1 1 (1) 1

Who will score the most runs for Pakistan in the match: Babar Azam or M Rizwan 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Mohammad Nawaz 1 1 27
Hasan Ali 1 3 7.33
M Wasim 1 2 12
Haris Rauf 1 0
Shadab Khan 1 1 20.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Pakistan in the match: Hasan Ali or Shadab Khan 

Bangladesh:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Afif Hussain 1 36 36
M Naim 1 1 1
Saif Hassan 1 1 1
Shanto 1 7 7
Mahmudullah 1 6 6
Nurul Hasan 1 28 28

Who will score the most runs for Bangladesh in the match: Afif Hussain or Mahmudullah

  •  Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Mahedi Hasan 1 1
Taskin Ahmed 1 2
Mustafizur Rahman 1 1
Shoriful Islam 1 1
Mahmudullah 1 0
Aminul Islam 1 0

Who will the pick most wickets for Bangladesh in the match: Taskin Ahmed or Mustafizur Rahman