What is the ideal situation in a multi-national cricket tournament? Do or die matches! Today is the one. Pakistan vs Bangladesh - both the teams are in a do or die situation. Bangladesh is ahead of Pakistan in the points tally with one win extra and better net run rate. Pakistan have played a match lesser than Bangladesh so they can topple them today if they register a win. Watch live streaming and telecast of this exciting match on HotStar and Star Sports in India.
Bangladesh lost their first encounter against India. They bounced back hard and proved yet again how strong they are at home. They registered two consecutive wins after failing against India. Beating UAE was a walk in the park for them. Surprisingly they were good enough for Sri Lanka too. That was a real confidence booster for them when they defeated the T20 world champions Sri Lanka.
Facing Pakistan won't be easy. It would be a daunting task for them to beat Pakistan. Their strike bowler Mustafizur Rahman is out of this match due to an injury. His bowling variations used to trouble the opposition batsmen and captain Mortaza will definitely miss him.
Good news for Bangladesh is their senior batsman Tamim Iqbal is back. Mortaza would expect a blistering start of runs from Tamim. He has provided a lot of match winning knocks to the team in the past.
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis is in no mood to take Bangladesh lightly. He is also concerned about the form of Pakistan's opening pair. He wants Mohammed Hafeez and Sharjeel Khan to play fearless cricket. However he is glad to see the way Shoaib Malik is batting. He accepts the fact that Shoaib played a lot of cricket in T20 leagues around the world and that has helped him a lot.
Pakistan's bowling attack seems better than the Bangladesh attack. Especially the presence of Amir gives them a boost. He is unplayable at times with his swinging deliveries. Cricket fans were spell bound with is bowling against India. Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Suresh Raina were clueless against Amir.
It would be a good display of cricket today at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka. Don't miss the action. Tune into Star Sports and download HotStar live cricket streaming app on your mobile.