Pakistan will have an improbable task of making it to the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup when they take on Bangladesh in the final group stage game at the Lord’s on Friday.
After England thrashed New Zealand by 119 runs on Wednesday, the equation for Pakistan is pretty simple: They need to bat first, score 400 runs, dismiss Bangladesh for 84, and win by a margin of 316 runs. Simple, but definitely not easy. It’s a victory margin that has never been achieved in the history of one-day cricket.
However, if Bangladesh bat first, then Pakistan are out even before the game begins. Pakistan’s journey so far in this World Cup has been similar to that of 1992, except for the knockout stage where they don’t seem to enter.
After registering back-to-back defeats against Australia and India, Pakistan came back strongly and registered three consecutive victories, all in must-win games, against South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan. However, in order to make it to the last four, they needed England to lose one of their last two matches, which didn’t happen.
What TV channel is the World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh on?
All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD and DD Sports.
Where will the World Cup 2019 match between Pakistan vs Bangladesh be played?
The World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh is being played at Lord’s in London from 3 PM IST on Friday, July 5.
Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh live?
The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and DD Sports.
What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match Pakistan vs Bangladesh?
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain, wicketkeeper), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.