Who Will Win – 31 Oct 23 Match Prediction | Pakistan Vs Bangladesh 31st Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

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Who Will Win – 31 Oct 23 Match Prediction Pakistan Vs Bangladesh 31st Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

The 31st match of the ICC World Cup India 2023 will be played between Pakistan and Bangladesh on Tuesday 31 October 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match is scheduled to begin at 02:00 pm. IST. Pakistan is placed at 6th position in the table having four points while Bangladesh is in the 9th in the table. Bangladesh is already out of this tournament but still Pakistan has to win this match. Their loss will be a threat to them.

Pakistan Vs Bangladesh

PAK VS BAN MATCH DETAILS

TeamsPakistan vs Bangladesh
Match31st
Date31 October 2023
VenueEden Gardens, Kolkata
Time02:00 pm. IST

PITCH REPORT

Almost all pitches in India are batting-friendly including this pitch. It is favorable for batters because of the bouncy nature which is facilitative to standard play. The boundary is not very big so hitters can hit easily. It can also give favor to spinners when they pull out some clever tactics. The pitch is prepared by using black cotton soil.

HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY PAKISTAN VS BANGLADESH

In the ODI series, Pakistan and Bangladesh came against each other in 38 matches out of which Pakistan won 33 matches and Bangladesh managed to win only 5 times.

In the World Cup, these teams have a 1-1 record in 2 matches. Pakistan won the match with 94 runs and Bangladesh won one match in the 2019 World Cup.

FormatsMatchesPakistan WonBangladesh WonNo ResultsTied
ODI3833500
T201916300
TEST1312010

PREDICTED PLAYING XI

Team Pakistan

  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Shadab Khan (VC)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Rauf
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Iftikhar Ahmad
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Hasan Ali
  • Saud Shakeel

Team Bangladesh

  • Shakib Al Hasan (c)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
  • Tanzid Hasan
  • Litton Das
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Mahmudullah
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Mahedi Hasan
  • Taskin Ahmad
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam

PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM PAKISTAN

Best Batter

For Pakistan, Muhammad Rizwan is currently the top run-scorer with 333 runs at a 97-strike rate. He hit the boundary for 32 fours and 5 sixes.

Best Bowler

The top wicket-taker in the ODI format for the Pakistani team is Shaheen Shah Afridi. He has picked up 13 wickets and has a 22 bowling average with a 5.69 economy rate.

PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM BANGLADESH

Best Batter

For Bangladesh, Mahmudullah is the top run-scorer with 218 runs at 91 strike rate. He hit 9 sixes and 18 fours. He is currently a big strength for his team.

Best Bowler

For his team, Shoriful Islam is the best bowler. He has picked up 8 wickets with a 41 bowling average and a 6.51 economy rate.

SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS

The SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of both teams are:

Team Pakistan Strengths

Pakistan has a lethal fast bowling unit that can give a tough time to any top-class batting order. Pakistan is also led by No. 1 batter Babar Azam who can favor his team. Their opener is also ranked in the batting ranking in the 5th position whose name is Imam-ul-Haq. So their formidable pace attack and decent batting unit is their strength.

Team Pakistan Weaknesses

Their inconsistent fielding, below-par spin attack, and out-of-form top order is their weakness. Their middle-order is so inconsistent and unpredictable which can be their strength as well as weakness. Recently their all-rounder Shadab Khan has not been in good form. The lack of experienced spinners will give a tough time to them.

Opportunities for Team Pakistan 

Similar conditions of Indian pitches to Pakistan are a big opportunity for them. They currently have more points than Bangladesh on the point table so this can be an opportunity for them. This win can help them to be a part of the semi-final so they are motivated to make a win.

Threats for Team Pakistan

In this World Cup 2023, Pakistan’s biggest threat is the inconsistent batting and not enough experienced spinners. If their openers and unpredictable batters fail to bat, they will have no chance to come back to the game.

Team Bangladesh Strengths

This team has a blended and balanced squad. They have very experienced names and new talent too. Their superb spin-bowling unit is their biggest strength. They have the finest spin attack of this tournament.

Team Bangladesh Weaknesses

They did not choose the leading run-scorer in ODIs, Tamim Iqbal which is one of the bad decisions they had made. Their opening conundrum is their weakness. Player injuries are also a big issue for them which can make them miss their experienced players.

Opportunities for Team Bangladesh

The spin pitches are a big opportunity for them because they have the best spin department. Bangladesh has the same environmental conditions as India so this can also make them comfortable to play.

Threats for Team Bangladesh

The biggest threat for them is they are at a low position in the point table. They have no chance to win this World Cup. This match win or loss will not help them. This squad is a big threat.

WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS

Both teams are struggling for this World Cup. After winning the two first matches of this tournament, Pakistan lost the next four matches which can give them a tough time. According to Bangladesh Captain, this is their worst performance and now they have no chance to win this World Cup.  So, if we see the previous results Pakistan has more chances of winning this match. This win is so important for the Pakistani team to Qualify for the semi-final.

TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH

The toss and making the right decision will be the crucial moment. According to the wicket conditions, any team that will win the toss will likely opt for batting first. This will give the opponent a challenging target and pressure. Pakistan in the previous match was too close to winning while batting second. Bangladesh lost the previous match while chasing so both teams will prefer to opt to bat first.

WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH

There is no chance of rain in Kolkata on 31 October 2023. The day will be hazy sunshine and moonlight. The maximum temperature will be 33 degrees and the minimum will be 26 degrees.  

MATCH PREDICTION

Pakistan has a 75% chance of winning this match.

Bangladesh has a 25% chance of winning this match.

Who has more chances of winning?

Pakistan has more chances to win against Bangladesh.

Is there any chance of rain during the 31st match of the World Cup 2023?

No, there is no chance of rain and it will be a sunny day.

Is there any chance for Bangladesh to play semi-final?

No, Bangladesh is struggling at the bottom in the point table, and they have no chance to play semi-final.

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