Bangladesh is having a hard time on and off the pitch. They were the team to watch in the last T20 world cup after beating Australia and New Zealand in their home series but from the beginning of the T20 campaign, the Tigers lost their way and started performing very poorly. The poor performance continues in this series also. The Tigers already lost their first two T20 matches. So the Tigers will lack the confidence to go and perform well in the test matches against Pakistan and also their record against Pakistan in Test matches is also very bad.
Bangladesh has played eleven Test matches against Pakistan and they have won none of them. The most successful result for them is a Draw in 2015. In the last five matches between the two sides, Pakistan went on to win 4 of them.
|Category||Total Matches||Bangladesh (wins)||Pakistan (wins)|
|In Test Matches||11||0||10|
|Last 5 test matches||5||0||4|
According to their recent performances in Test matches against Bangladesh and other Test-playing countries, Pakistan will be the favorite to win this match. Pakistan has played seven test matches in 2021, winning five of them.
On the other hand, Bangladesh is dealing with injuries. The main man for them at the top order, Tamim Iqbal, is out from the series with an injury and the peak performer for the Tigers in any format and former number one all-rounder in test, Shakib Al Hasan, is also having problems with a hamstring injury. As a result, Pakistan will have the upper hand over Bangladesh in this match.
After trying various senior players Bangladesh appointed Mominul Haque as the Test captain and in 9 matches he has won two of them in which he has played an important role with the bat in hand. In absence of Tamim Iqbal most probably Saif Hassan and Shadman Islam will open the innings. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque will be the key batsman in the middle-order.
On the other hand, the Pakistan team led by Babar Azam is making headlines and Babar is leading from the front scoring runs consistently. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali are doing well with the ball by getting wickets for their team. The inclusion of Fawad Alam in the middle orders has proved to be the best decision for the Pakistan team.
Babar Azam and Azhar Ali are the pillars for the Pakistan team in Test matches in the top order. Fawad Alam made a very impressive comeback to the team and is anchoring the innings at the middle-order along with Mohammad Rizwan. Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi are their go-to bowler in test matches in any situation and they are helping the team by getting breakthroughs in crucial times. Nauman Ali is proving himself with his slow left-arm orthodox bowling.
Mominul Haque, the captain of Bangladesh is playing an important role in the team as a captain and also as the best batsman for his side in the test matches. The experienced senior players Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, and Shakib Al Hasan control the middle order for Bangladesh. Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraj along with the vastly experienced Shakib Al Hasan are their main bowlers in the slow pitches of Bangladesh. Taskin Ahmed is the only pacer who has been among the wickets in the recent test matches for his side.
Babar Azam with the bat and Shaheen Shah Afridi with the bowl can be the game changers for Pakistan in this match.
And Mominul Haque can be the game-changer for Bangladesh with the bat. Taijul Islam can also trouble the batters as he has the most wickets against Pakistan.
Nauman Ali will be the most troublesome bowler against Bangladesh as the pitch will be spin-friendly and he has already taken 19 wickets in just 5 matches in 2021.
Babar Azam is the strong contender to win the man of the match as he is in very good form with the bat. He has played only one test match against Bangladesh and scored a magnificent 143 speaks the experience that he has to handle the bowling attack of Bangladesh.
Azhar Ali can be the best batsman for Pakistan as he averages almost 70 against Bangladesh in five matches with one century and two fifties.
Mominul Haque will be the best batsman for the Tigers. He has scored 253 runs in just three matches against Pakistan with an average of 42.
|Shadman Islam||lbw Hassan Ali||14||28||3||0||50|
|Saif Hassan||c Abid Ali b Shaheen Afridi||14||12||3||0||116.67|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||c Sajid Khan b Faheem Ashraf||14||37||2||0||37.84|
|Mominul Haque||c Mohammad Rizwan b Sajid Khan||6||19||0||0||31.58|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||c Mohammad Rizwan b Faheem Ashraf||91||225||11||0||40.44|
|Liton Das||lbw Hassan Ali||114||233||11||1||48.93|
|Yasir Ali||b Hassan Ali||4||19||1||0||21.05|
|Mehidy Hasan||not out||38||68||6||0||55.88|
|Taijul Islam||c Abdullah Shafique b Shaheen Afridi||11||28||1||0||39.29|
|Abu Jayed||c Abdullah Shafique b Hassan Ali||8||19||2||0||42.11|
|Ebadot Hossain||b Hassan Ali||0||1||0||0||0|
|Total||(114.4 Ov, RR: 2.88)||330/10|
|Abid Ali||lbw Taijul Islam||133||282||12||2||47.16|
|Abdullah Shafique||lbw Taijul Islam||52||166||2||2||31.33|
|Azhar Ali||lbw Taijul Islam||0||1||0||0||0|
|Babar Azam||b Mehidy Hasan||10||46||1||0||21.74|
|Fawad Alam||c Liton Das b Taijul Islam||8||15||1||0||53.33|
|Mohammad Rizwan||lbw Ebadot Hossain||5||38||0||0||13.16|
|Faheem Ashraf||c Liton Das b Taijul Islam||38||80||3||1||47.5|
|Hassan Ali||st Liton Das b Taijul Islam||12||8||1||1||150|
|Sajid Khan||b Ebadot Hossain||5||12||1||0||41.67|
|Nauman Ali||lbw Taijul Islam||8||14||1||0||57.14|
|Shaheen Afridi||not out||13||32||2||0||40.62|
|Total||(115.4 Ov, RR: 2.47)||286/10|
|Shadman Islam||lbw Shaheen Afridi||1||12||0||0||8.33|
|Saif Hassan||c & b Shaheen Afridi||18||34||3||0||52.94|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||c Abdullah Shafique b Shaheen Afridi||0||2||0||0||0|
|Mominul Haque||c Azhar Ali b Hassan Ali||0||2||0||0||0|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||b Hassan Ali||16||33||2||0||48.48|
|Yasir Ali||retired hurt||36||72||6||0||50|
|Liton Das||lbw Shaheen Afridi||59||89||6||0||66.29|
|Mehidy Hasan||lbw Sajid Khan||11||44||1||0||25|
|Nurul Hasan||c Faheem Ashraf b Sajid Khan||15||33||3||0||45.45|
|Taijul Islam||st Mohammad Rizwan b Sajid Khan||0||13||0||0||0|
|Abu Jayed||c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi||0||3||0||0||0|
|Ebadot Hossain||not out||0||1||0||0||0|
|Total||(56.2 Ov, RR: 2.79)||157/10|
|Abid Ali||lbw Taijul Islam||91||148||12||0||61.49|
|Abdullah Shafique||lbw Mehidy Hasan||73||129||8||1||56.59|
|Azhar Ali||not out||24||49||5||0||48.98|
|Babar Azam||not out||13||25||3||0||52|
|Total||(58.29 Ov, RR: 3.48)||203/2|