Asia Cup Cricket: Bangladesh vs Pakistan Pick, Prediction, and Odds
The biggest Cricket tournament of Asia is about to begin and the opening match is between Bangladesh and Pakistan. This Day/Night game is scheduled to begin at 08:00am GMT and will be played in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. Bangladesh will have a very big task to do as they will challenge World Cup semifinalists at their home ground. No doubt, Bangladesh is a very good emerging side and will possess home advantage but beating Pakistan will be an upstream task. Pakistan after playing excellent Test Cricket against England had a poor tour thereafter. Pakistan lost 4-0 to England in ODIs and they played poorer Cricket to what the score line suggests. They were outplayed and outthought in all departments of the game. Bangladesh didn't play any international game lately as Bangladesh Premier League, their domestic T20 tournament was being played.
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Both the teams have some difficulties with team combination as there are many youngsters coming in. Pakistan will be captained by Misbah while Bangladesh will be led by Mushfiqur. Bangladesh is being considered underdogs but on their day, they can beat any team. They have some very talented bunch of players who have produced good results in past too. Pakistan will have huge expectations both from Whatmore, their newly appointed coach and fans back home. Pakistan's record in Asia Cup hasn't been impressive as they've won the title only once. It would be interesting to see how Bangladesh's team plays against good looking Pakistan in the opening match of the tournament.
» Odds and Sports Betting Line
» Free Prediction
Although Bangladesh is playing in front of their home crowd, it is unlikely that they will upset stronger looking Pakistan. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh in Bangladesh few months back history might repeat itself again. Pakistan team is very unpredictable and that's the only point in favor of Bangladesh apart from home ground. Pakistan has got several very experienced players in their team and that's what puts them ahead. I'll place my money on Pakistan.
» Man of the Match Prediction
Both the teams are having very talented players in their teams. Many players are expected to play well but if I've to choose one player, I'll go with Shahid Afridi. He has been excellent with both bat and ball many times in recent past. He can score runs quickly and is an aggressive wicket taking bowler. Shahid Afridi's all-round capabilities and his excellent form make him my choice for Man of the Match award.
- Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi +450