Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat against Pakistan, make 3 changes

PAK vs BAN Match Update: The 31st match of the World Cup 2023 is being played today between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Eden Garden Stadium in Kolkata. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first. He said, “We also wanted to bat first. Three changes have been made in the Indian team. Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan and Nawaz have been dropped while Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman and Usama Mir have been included in the playing eleven.

Talking about the head-to-head record between Pakistan and Bangladesh in ODI matches, a total of 38 matches have been played between them so far. Out of these, Pakistan has won 33 matches while Bangladesh has managed to win only 5 matches. At the same time, so far 2 matches have been played between Pakistan and Bangladesh in the World Cup and both have won one match each.

Pakistan’s playing eleven

Saif Hasan (captain), Afif Hossain (vice-captain), Aminul Islam Biplab, Rayan Rafsan Rahman, Habibur Rahman, Mohammad Rakib, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankan, Naeem Hasan, Shakhawat Hossain, Qazi Anik Islam, Yasin Arafat, Makidul Islam Mugdho and Abdul Haleem standby Hasan Mahmood, Shahadat Hussain Hridoy, Abbas Musa Alvi and Akbar Ali.

Bangladesh’s playing eleven

Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal (vice-captain), Imrul Kayes, Maminul Haq, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Saqib Al Hasan, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Noorul Hasan and Subhashish Roy.