Match Prediction PAK vs BAN – October 31 – ICC Cricket World Cup

While both teams have their pros and cons, Pakistan seems to have a slight upper hand based on recent performances.

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Match Details 

Teams: Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Match number: 31st Match

Series: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Ground: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match day: October 31, 2023

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Betting Odds

Pakistan ODIBangladesh ODI
1.323.10

Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Pakistan Cricket Team

Bangladesh

Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

bangladesh cricket team

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter of the match could be Babar Azam from Pakistan. He is currently in form and has shown his capability in recent matches. He scored a whopping 151 runs against Nepal. Given his average of 82.83 and strike rate of 95.21 in the last 10 matches, he is expected to perform well in the upcoming match against Bangladesh.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowler of the match could be Shaheen Shah Afridi from Pakistan. He has been exceptional in recent matches. In a match against India, he dismissed India’s two most experienced batters, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, and finished with figures of 4/35 in 10 overs. Given his recent performance and ability to swing the ball both ways, he is expected to perform well in the upcoming match against Bangladesh.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

WinnerResultDateMatchTournament
PakistanPakistan won by 7 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)06-Sep-20237th Match, Super Four (D/N), Lahore, Asia CupAsia Cup
PakistanPakistan won by 94 runs05-Jul-201943rd match, Lord’s, ICC Cricket World CupICC Cricket World Cup
BangladeshBangladesh won by 37 runs26-Sep-20186th Match, Super Four, Abu Dhabi, Asia CupAsia Cup
BangladeshBangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)22-Apr-20153rd ODI (D/N), Mirpur, Pakistan tour of BangladeshPakistan tour of Bangladesh
BangladeshBangladesh won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)19-Apr-20152nd ODI (D/N), Mirpur, Pakistan tour of BangladeshPakistan tour of Bangladesh

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Pakistan

DateMatchResult
October 24, 202323rd MatchSouth Africa won by 149 runs
October 19, 202317th MatchIndia won by 7 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)
October 13, 202311th MatchNew Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
October 10, 20237th MatchEngland won by 137 runs
October 07, 20233rd MatchBangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)

Last 5 Games of Bangladesh

DateMatchResult
October 23, 202322nd MatchAfghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
October 20, 202318th MatchAustralia won by 62 runs
October 14, 202312th MatchIndia won by 7 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
October 10, 20238th MatchPakistan won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
October 06, 20232nd MatchPakistan won by 81 runs

Information About Injuries in Teams 

There is no any specific information about injuries in the Pakistan and Bangladesh teams before the 31st match on October 31.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Winning Prediction

Analyzing the data of recent performances, it’s evident that both teams have been struggling. However, the Pakistan team has displayed several individual performances that stand out. Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi have consistently performed well, even in losing matches, indicating a strong individual form.

The Bangladesh team, despite their struggles, have managed to secure a win against Pakistan in the recent matches. This indicates their ability to take advantage of Pakistan’s weaknesses. However, the consistent losses following this win have shown some inconsistency in their performance.

With the current form and stats, Pakistan seems to be in a slightly better position. Their key players are in good form and if they can play to their potential, there’s a good chance they could secure a win. However, cricket being a game of unpredictability, the actual outcome will largely depend on how each team performs on the day of the match.

In conclusion, while both teams have their pros and cons, Pakistan seems to have a slight upper hand based on recent performances. But, it’s important to remember that in cricket, it’s ultimately about which team performs better on a given day.

Report About Eden Gardens Stadium 

Eden Gardens is an international cricket stadium located in Kolkata, India. It’s often referred to as the home of Indian cricket and has been described as “cricket’s answer to the Colosseum” and the “Mecca of Indian cricket.”

Established in 1864, it is the oldest and second-largest cricket stadium in India, and the third-largest in the world. The stadium is named after the Eden Gardens park where it is located, which was named after the Eden sisters, Emily and Fanny, of Lord Auckland, the Governor-General of India (1836–1842). The stadium has hosted matches in major international competitions including the World Cup, World Twenty20, and Asia Cup. Eden Gardens witnessed a record crowd of 110,564 in the 1996 India Vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup Semi Final.

The stadium currently has a capacity of 66,000. It is owned and operated by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and is the home ground of the Kolkata Knight Riders. It houses the headquarters of Cricket Association of Bengal.

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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

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