Bangladesh and Pakistan play their penultimate group matches in the World Twenty20 on Sunday, with both trailing in Group 2 as they chase a semifinal spot.
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date: Sunday, March 30
Start time: 9.30 a.m. GMT
Live on: Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Super Sport (South Africa), BTV (Bangladesh), PTV Sports (Pakistan), Star India (India), SLBC (Sri Lanka), ESPN3 (USA)
Weather: According to Weather.com, Mirpur promises to once again be excruciatingly hot and sunny, with temperatures reaching nearly 40 degrees Celsius.
Bangladesh have had real problems in their own tournament, losing both of their Super 10 games and languishing in the bottom spot in Group 2.
Having previously lost easily to tournament champions West Indies by 73 runs, Bangladesh then faced the in-form India.
Meanwhile, after a loss of their own to India by seven wickets in their opening game, Pakistan looked much-improved against Australia in their second match.
Batting first, Pakistan made 191-5, thanks in large part to an explosive 94 from Umar Akmal, made from just 54 balls.
In reply, Australia could only manage 175 all out, with just two players making double figures in a loss by 16 runs.
They are currently third in Group 2, two points behind West Indies and four behind India with a game in hand.
Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain.
Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar
Shakib Al Hasan
Leading Bangladesh in the wickets column is Shakib Al Hasan, still one of the best all-rounders in world cricket.
Also very capable with the bat in addition to his left-arm spin, Al Hasan will need to assert himself on this game if his side are to be successful.
Still an explosive presence in Pakistan’s middle order, Umar Akmal was impressive last time out against Australia.
His 94 was crucial in leading his team to victory, and he will want to continue his good form against the tournament hosts.
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