In the inaugural match of the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four stage, Pakistan takes on Bangladesh at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Pakistan enters the Super Four with confidence after their impressive performance against India, where their pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf caused headaches for Indian batters. Pakistan hopes to carry forward their momentum and secure a vital win on their home turf.
For Pakistan, a key area of focus is improving their batting, particularly the form of Fakhar Zaman, who has been quiet recently. A strong showing in this encounter is crucial for Pakistan’s Asia Cup campaign.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, comes into the Super Four after a remarkable batting display against Afghanistan. Their all-rounder, Mehidy Hasan, who opened the innings, played a pivotal role by scoring his second ODI century. However, facing Pakistan’s formidable pace attack will be a different challenge.
One setback for Bangladesh is the absence of Najmul Hossain Shanto due to injury, but Litton Das’s return adds depth to their batting lineup. Lahore’s weather, with temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius, could impact fast bowlers, possibly leading to rotation within the teams.
Both sides will aim to start the Super Four stage on a winning note and gain an early advantage in the tournament.
What time will the PAK vs BAN Asia Cup 2023 match start?
The Pakistan vs Bangladesh match in the Asia Cup will start at 3:00 PM IST on Wednesday, September 6.
Where can I watch the PAK vs BAN match today?
The Pakistan vs Bangladesh match will be telecast live on Star Sports network and streamed live on Hotstar on Wednesday.