BAN vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan.
BAN vs PAK Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd Test Match Preview:
Bangladesh endured a tough first cycle of the World Test Championship. Two of their three home series were struck out by the coronavirus pandemic, and in the third, they were surprisingly blanked by a touring West Indies side that nobody expected would win. On the road, fortunes didn’t take a turn for the good either, their only points coming in a high-scoring draw against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
So with a home series against Pakistan starting off their cycle in the second WTC, the hopes of securing a first win was palpable. They even set themselves up for it with a slender but vital first-innings lead of 48 runs. But, Bangladesh were let down by an underwhelming batting effort in the second innings – an aspect of this Test team that head coach Russell Domingo has been keen to uplift.
As the action shifts to their national capital, the spinners should be much at ease as conditions are often made for them to put in a star turn. But this means added scrutiny on the batters, who twice stumbled in the Chattogram. Shakib’s return should help offset that at the Sher-e Bangla stadium, where he averages 45.27.
Pakistan meanwhile have much to be delighted about with their batting efforts. At the heart of that is the performance of the two openers – Abid Ali and debutant Abdullah Shafique, who were as instrumental as Shaheen in the team securing the 1-0 lead. With Dhaka expected to suit Bangladesh‘s spin-dominant style much better, the onus will be on the Pakistan batsmen to keep their side on course for another valuable 12 points in their early run in this cycle of WTC.
BAN vs PAK Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd Test Match Details:
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Date & Time: Dec 04-Dec 08, at 09:30 AM IST
Live Score: CricketAddictor
BAN vs PAK Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd Test Match Pitch Report:
Unlike the pitch in Chattogram, which offered help to the pacers, the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium surface should provide ample turn on offer for the spinners to feast on. The batters will need to bide their time in the middle before shifting gears. As the match progresses, the cracks will become more prominent, bringing the spinners into play. Both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss, with the ball likely to turn square in the second half of the Test.
BAN vs PAK Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd Test Match Probable Playing XIs:
BAN : Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan, Nazmul Hossain, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed/Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
PAK : Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Top Picks for BAN vs PAK Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Liton Das has got big runs in Test cricket this year. The Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter has amassed 543 runs at an average of 54.30 which includes five fifties and a hundred. He had scores of 114 & 59 in the first Test.
Mominul Haque may have flopped in the first Test but the Bangladesh captain has been in good touch this year. The left-hander has got 495 runs at an average of 49.50 in 2021.
Shakib Al Hasan is all set to return to the playing XI for Bangladesh. He has played just two Tests in 2021 (71 runs in three innings and five wickets) but the left-handed all-rounder can have a huge impact with both bat and ball. Thus, he can be backed as fantasy captain.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be a good all-round option. The off-spinning scored 49 runs and took two wickets in the first Test. Overall, in 2021, he has scored 305 runs and has taken 25 wickets in six Tests.
Taijul Islam is a must-pick among the bowlers. The left-arm spinner has returned with 28 wickets in five Test matches this year. In the first Test, he had figures of 7/116 and 1/89.
Mohammad Rizwan has scored 404 runs at an average of 44.11 this year. He was one of the few who seemed to have adapted fairly well to the conditions here during the T20 series and we expect him to make an impact here as well.
Abid Ali has performed brilliantly in the opener; scored 133 and 91 runs in the first and second innings respectively.
Babar Azam has gone through a slight dip in Test cricket and he has got just 340 runs at an average of 30.90 which includes three fifties. However, the Pakistan skipper is a quality player and expect him to bounce back. Thus, he might be one of the popular picks as captain and vice-captain.
Abdullah Shafique had an impressive start to his Test career. The 22-year-old Sialkot-born batter recorded twin half-centuries on debut. Thus, he can be backed as one of the batting options.
Shaheen Afridi is the leading wicket taker for PAK in Tests in 2021 with 44 wickets at a strike rate of 37.5. He picked up 7 wickets in first Tests.
Hasan Ali has been in stellar form with the ball in the longest format this year. The 27-year-old fast bowler has picked up 39 wickets at an average of 15.94 and he is striking once every 31 deliveries. He can also tonk it around with the bat.
Nauman Ali could be punted upon as vice-captain. The left-arm spinner didnot pick any wickets in the first Test but he is going to be Pakistan’s premier spinner. With the track at Dhaka likely to assist the spinners, he will be in business. He has taken 19 wickets at an average of 23.94 in six Tests.
BAN vs PAK Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
|Player||Statistics (Last 5 matches)||Dream11 Points|
|Liton Das||436 runs||144, 87, 76, 140, 236|
|Shakib Al Hasan||241 runs + 19 wickets||81, 123|
|Taijul Islam||66 runs + 28 wickets||114, 194, 54, 136, 192|
|Abid Ali||572 runs||264, 56, 40, 196, 276|
|Shaheen Afridi||36 runs + 35 wickets||101, 124, 180, 227, 163|
|Hasan Ali||110 runs + 27 wickets||253, 108, 138, 74, 179|
BAN vs PAK Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Abid Ali, Liton Das
Vice-Captain – Shaheen Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BAN vs PAK Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Liton Das, Nurul Hasan
Batsmen- Mushfiqur Rahim, Babar Azam, Abid Ali(c), Abdullah Shafique
All-Rounders- Shakib Al Hasan, Faheem Ashraf
Bowlers- Taijul Islam, Shaheen Afridi(vc), Hasan Ali
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BAN vs PAK Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Mohammad Rizwan, Liton Das(c)
Batsmen- Mushfiqur Rahim, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique
All-Rounders- Shakib Al Hasan(vc), Faheem Ashraf, Mehidy Hasan
Bowlers- Taijul Islam, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali
BAN vs PAK Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd Test Match Probable Winner:
Pakistan is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.