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Asia Cup first Super-4 match… Pakistan-Bangladesh, toss in a while: Shaheen Afridi current season’s top wicket taker, top scorer Shanto out due to injury

The first match of the Super-4 stage in Asia Cup-2023 will be played between Pakistan and Bangladesh on Wednesday. The match will start at 3:00 PM at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The toss of the match will be done at 2:30 pm

Tournament’s top-scorer Najmul Hossain Shanto will miss the match because of a hamstring injury in his left leg. See further head to head record, top players of both the teams in graphics, pitch and weather report and possible playing-11…

Pakistan ahead in head to head, Bangladesh won the last match

Pakistan team has dominated Bangladesh in head to head. So far 13 matches have been played between the two in the ODI Asia Cup. Of these, Pakistan has won 12, while Bangladesh has won one. This win was achieved in the 2018 Asia Cup, when the tournament was last played in ODI format.

Shanto injured, Mehidy and Shakib responsible for scoring runs

Bangladeshi batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who scored the most runs in the tournament, got injured just before the Super-4 match. He has a hamstring injury in his left leg. In such a situation, the responsibility of scoring runs will be on the last match’s century-winner Mehdi Hasan Miraj, captain Shakib Al Hasan and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

The fast bowlers of the team are performing well. In the last match, Taskin Ahmed took four wickets against Afghanistan at the same ground. Shoriful Islam has also taken three wickets.

See the top players of Bangladesh in graphics

Shaheen top wicket taker, Babar-Iftikhar scored centuries

Both Pakistan’s batting and bowling are looking strong. On behalf of the team, captain Babar Azam and middle order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed have scored centuries in the tournament. Not only this, the bowlers of the team are also in rhythm. Shaheen is the top wicket taker of this season with 6 wickets, while Haris Rauf is following him with 5 wickets. Naseem Shah has also taken four wickets. See Pakistan’s top players in graphics

Pitch Report: High scoring match expected

The team winning the toss would like to bat first. The pitch of Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore can prove to be helpful for the batsmen. Here Bangladesh scored 334 runs against Afghanistan in the last match and won by 89 runs. Two centuries were scored from the team in that match.

On the other hand, Pakistan has got the advantage of home condition. The batsmen and bowlers of the host team are fully aware of the condition of the pitch.

Weather Condition: It will be sunny in Lahore, there is very little chance of rain.

It will be sunny in Lahore city of Pakistan on Wednesday, there is very little chance of rain there. According to the weather report, there is a 10 percent chance of rain in Lahore on Wednesday.

Possible playing-11 of both the teams


Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Aga, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.


Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mohammad Naeem, Tauheed Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Anamul Haque/Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam and Hasan Mahmood/Mustafizur Rahman.

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