The upcoming clash between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Match 31 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata promises a thrilling battle. For avid fantasy cricket enthusiasts, selecting the ideal Dream11 team can be crucial. Here’s a comprehensive insight into the match details and player statistics to assist you in creating a formidable Dream11 squad.
- Match: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Match 31
- Date: 31st October 2023
- Time: 02:00 PM IST
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Match Preview: In the ongoing tournament, Pakistan and Bangladesh have displayed competitive cricket. Positioned sixth and ninth respectively on the points table, both teams have their strengths and potential match-winners.
Their previous encounter in the Super Four – Asia Cup, 2023 saw notable individual performances. Haris Rauf and Mushfiqur Rahim showcased their prowess, accumulating significant fantasy points for Pakistan and Bangladesh, respectively.
PAK vs BAN Squad Information
Bangladesh (BAN) Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Towhid Hridoy, Tanzid Hasan and Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Pakistan (PAK) Squad: Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Usama Mir, Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Hasan Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim and Zaman Khan
- Pakistan faced a narrow defeat against South Africa in their last outing. Shaheen Afridi emerged as the top fantasy player for Pakistan, highlighting his consistent performance with 83 fantasy points.
- Bangladesh encountered a loss against Netherlands where Mustafizur Rahman stole the limelight, securing 92 fantasy points.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions: Eden Gardens has a balanced pitch, providing equal opportunities for batsmen and bowlers. Based on historical data, pacers have seen considerable success. The weather is expected to favor competitive cricket, with a temperature of around 31.86°C and a 40% humidity level.
Top Picks for Dream11 Team:
Batters and Wicket-Keepers:
- Mohammad Rizwan: A safe bet, boasting an average of 87 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Mushfiqur Rahim: Consistent performer with an average of 44 match fantasy points in recent games.
- Babar Azam: A reliable choice, averaging 58 match fantasy points and maintaining consistency in recent matches.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi: A top pick with an average of 53 match fantasy points and a reliable left-arm fast bowler.
- Usama Mir: A good choice with an average of 48 match fantasy points, displaying consistency in leg break bowling.
- Mehidy Hasan Miraz: An all-rounder with an average of 67 match fantasy points, offering consistency.
- Shakib Al Hasan: A valuable player with an average of 54 match fantasy points, ensuring stability in left-handed batting.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
- Mohammad Rizwan: Consistent performer with high match fantasy points.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi: A reliable bowler showcasing exceptional performance.
- Mehidy Hasan Miraz: A consistent all-rounder providing substantial points.
- Shakib Al Hasan: Steady player offering good fantasy points.
- Usama Mir: A reliable choice showcasing consistency in recent matches.
PAK vs BAN Dream11 Team Today
- Wicket-Keepers: Mohammad Rizwan and Mushfiqur Rahim
- Batter: Saud Shakeel
- All-Rounders: Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan
- Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman
- Captain: Usama Mir
- Vice-Captain: Mahedi Hasan
Choosing a Dream11 team requires strategic planning and a keen understanding of player performance. The combination of consistent performers, reliable players, and the right captaincy decisions can determine your team’s success in the exhilarating Pakistan vs Bangladesh encounter in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.