In a thrilling showdown scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023, Bangladesh and Pakistan will go head to head in the 3rd Place Playoff of the Asian Games Men’s T20I. The stage is set at the Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field for what promises to be an exciting clash.
Bangladesh and Pakistan both endured semi-final defeats, with Bangladesh falling short against India and Pakistan being defeated by Afghanistan. Bangladesh managed to post a total of 96/9 in their semi-final clash against India. However, India comfortably chased down the target with Tilak Verma’s explosive 55* off 26 balls, securing their place in the final.
In the second semi-final, Pakistan was bundled out for 115 runs in 18 overs against Afghanistan. Afghanistan successfully chased down the target in 17.5 overs, sealing the game with four wickets to spare.
- Teams: Bangladesh vs Pakistan
- Fixture: 3rd Place Playoff, Asian Games Men’s T20I
- Date: October 7, 2023
- Time: 6:30 AM IST
- Venue: Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field
The pitch at the Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field has predominantly favored the bowlers, and the toss-winning team might opt to bowl first to assess the conditions.
- Temperature: 21.3°C
- Humidity: 77%
Team Form (Last 5 Matches):
- Bangladesh: L, W, L, W, L
- Pakistan: W, L, L, W, L
Players Stats in Current Series:
- Aamer Jamal (PAK) – 55 Runs (2 Matches)
- Saif Hassan (BAN) – 51 Runs (2 Matches)
- Omair Bin Yousuf (PAK) – 45 Runs (2 Matches)
- Arafat Minhas (PAK) – 38 Runs (2 Matches)
- Jaker Ali (BAN) – 38 Runs (2 Matches)
- Asif Ali (PAK) – 33 Runs (2 Matches)
Probable Playing XI:
- Mahmudul Hasan Joy
- Mohammad Parvez Hossain
- Shahadat Hossain
- Zakir Hasan
- Saif Hassan (C)
- Afif Hossain
- Jaker Ali (wk)
- Ripon Mondol
- Rakibul Hasan
- Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
- Hasan Murad
- Omair Yousuf
- Haider Ali
- Asif Ali
- Tahir Baig
- Arafat Minhas
- Khushdil Shah
- Sufyan Moqim
- Qasim Akram (C)
- Aamer Jamal
- Rohail Nazir (wk)
- Usman Qadir
Injury and Availability News:
Updates on injuries and player availability will be provided when available.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
- Captain: Arafat Minhas (PAK | BAT) – Has performed well with both bat and ball in the series.
- Vice-Captain: Saif Hassan (BAN | BAT) – Bangladesh’s skipper has been in good form.
Note: Fantasy teams and Playing XIs will be updated after the toss. Stay tuned for further updates on this thrilling 3rd Place Playoff match in the Asian Games Men’s T20I.