The watch live cricket bangladesh vs pakistan warm up match will be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. It will begin at PTV sports will broadcast it in Pakistan. For fans on the move, Hotstar will provide online live streaming.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh live streaming is available on Hotstar. Preview: A little over two decades back, Bangladesh created one of the biggest upsets in World Cup in Northampton when they stunned a star-studded Pakistan side by 62 runs.
In spite of that shock defeat, Pakistan managed to reach the final in the edition but Bangladesh, then yet to become a Test nation, walked away from the tournament with their heads held high. It will be first taste of cricketing action for Bangladesh in England before the showpiece event and they are coming off a high after a tri-series win over West Indies and Ireland.
There is not much separating the two sides when it comes to ODI ranking — Pakistan are 6th while Bangladesh are 7th currently. It is Pakistan though who are under pressure coming into this encounter.
If it was their bowling which faltered against the Englishman, it was their batsmen who struggled against the effective Afghanistan spinners on the slowish Cardiff track. Barring Babar Azam, most of the Pakistan batsmen struggled while their bowlers struggled to create any major impact on the Afghan batsmen.
Experienced Wahab Riaz, returning to the Pakistan side, was the only one to create any impact with the ball. Bangladesh will look to test out their pace bowling resources led by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, the versatile Mustafizur Rahman and young Abu Jayed gave good account of themselves.
They also lost the first warm-up game against Afghanistan but that was not an official List A match.
The bowling has failed to click recently which has forced them to go to back to the likes of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.
Bangladesh They have usually relied on their spinners to do the trick for them in sub-continent conditions but this time around they need their pace bowlers to fire consistently.
Paceman Rubel Hossain commented recently that will be a challenge for Bangladesh fast bowlers to pick wickets and restrict batsmen. The warm-up game will provide them opportunity to get their bowling plans sorted.
Azam has been in fine form with scores of and 80 against England in the ODI before his century against Afghanistan on Friday.
We will see you on May 30 when the hosts England take on South Africa in the tournament opener.
He had three half-centuries in three innings in Ireland coming off the back of a double-century for his domestic side in a List-A game back in Bangladesh. Sarkar has maintained a strike-rate of over and will be one of the major impact players for Bangladesh in this World Cup.