Bangladesh was eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2021 after failing to win a single match against a test-playing nation. In reality, the team was defeated by Scotland in a match. Whatever angle you take, the campaign was a colossal failure for Bangladesh. It has, however, proved particularly effective against home teams.
Pakistan was the best team in the T20 World Cup and will be disappointed not to have won the championship. Its semi-final encounter against Australia was competitive and went down to the wire. For this series, almost the entire squad has travelled to Bangladesh.
We believe that this series will provide excellent betting chances, and we will research the finest cricket betting sites to get you the greatest odds.
The match will take place on November 19, 2021, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2021
Date: November 19, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Team Previews
Bangladeshis have won two T20 series against Australia and New Zealand right before the T20 World Cup, and while it did not do well in the competition, being back in familiar surroundings must be appealing. Bangladesh’s challenge in this series will be significantly tougher.
Unlike Australia and New Zealand, Pakistan will not be intimidated by sluggish, spin-friendly conditions. Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out for Bangladesh due to a thumb injury, and despite the team’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup, we expect many of the same players to be selected.
In Bangladesh, batting is all about reaching to a par total. Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Mahedy Hasan, and Shakib Al Hasan are expected to bat in the top order for Bangladesh, with Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain as finishers.
This is a mediocre batting lineup regardless of how you look at it, and even at home, it will struggle to score more than 140 runs in this match. We recommend betting against Bangladesh’s batters, so aim for the ‘Under’ in their personal par score Over/Under betting markets, as well as the Total Fours and Total Sixes betting markets.
The bowling will be dominated by spin. Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedy Hasan, and Nasum Ahmed are all possible starters. They normally bowl the majority of the overs in the powerplay, followed by Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed in the middle and last overs.
In this match, Shakib is a solid pick for the Top Bowler Bangladesh betting market.
Bangladesh T20 Squad
Mahmudullah (c), Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed , Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali, Shahidul Islam, Akbar Ali
Predicted XI: Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Saif Hassan, Mohammad Naim, Yasir Ali, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed
In the T20 World Cup, Pakistan’s team was a joy to watch. Its bowlers bowled with energy, and its batsmen took on every team in the game. They may not have won the championship, but they show that talent abounds in their roster.
The three important batsmen to keep an eye on are Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Fakhar Zaman. We’d bet on Babar and Fakhar to score runs in this game. Look for their Total Score Over/Under betting lines and perhaps go Over for both.
In the absence of Mohammad Hafeez in the middle order, Haider Ali or Iftikhar Ahmed may be given an opportunity. Asif Ali has developed into an excellent finisher at the international level and will serve as the enforcer alongside Imad Wasim and possibly Shadab Khan.
Pakistan’s true strength is its bowling lineup. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Raud, Shadab Khan, and Imad Wasim are all reliable and in excellent condition. It will be fascinating to watch if Hasan Ali is given another match or if Shahnawaz Dahani is given a chance.
Pakistan’s bowling ensures that it will always be in the game, regardless of the pitch.
Pakistan T20 Squad
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shoaib Malik, Usman Qadir
Predicted XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haider Ali
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will choose to bat first. In the previous two series played in Bangladesh, teams batting first had a significant edge, so keep that in mind while placing your bets.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The conditions in Dhaka will be ideal for spinning. The matches are expected to be low-scoring affairs, with boundaries and sixes being difficult to come by. There has been talk of making Dhaka a better batting venue, but that is unlikely to materialise anytime soon.
This match will be dominated by the bowlers, and batting first, the scores are unlikely to exceed 140.
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Prediction
We’re going to put money on Pakistan to win this game. It will not be intimidated by spin-friendly conditions in Bangladesh, and it certainly has the bowling to capitalise on them. Bangladesh’s batting is terrible, and while their bowling will raise some eyebrows, we don’t believe it will be enough to win.
Pakistan is the favourite to beat Bangladesh at the odds of 1.25.
- Pakistan has a significantly superior bowling assault.
- Prior to the T20 World Cup, Bangladesh won a T20 series against Australia and New Zealand and is difficult to beat at home.
- Pakistan’s team is more balanced and has the resources to play in any conditions.