New Delhi: Asian teams Bangladesh and Pakistan will play their opening encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 campaign in a Super 10, Group 2 encounter at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Wednesday.
Bangladesh got the better of Pakistan in the Asia Cup recently and will go into the tie as favourites. Moreover, their supreme form in the qualifiers of the World T20 shows that Heath Streak coached side will be able to soak in the pressure and impress immensely.
Meanwhile, Pakistan need to put their poor show in the Asia Cup behind them and get together to start the campaign on a positive note. The Shahid Afridi-led side won their solitary warm-up game against Sri Lanka but Bangladesh is a tougher nut to crack.
They will have to focus on their batting in order to pave a chance for themselves and get a vital win.
Here is everything you need to know about this tie.
Date: March 16
Time: (3:00 pm IST)
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Possible playing XI:
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Nurul Hasan
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi (c), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan
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