BAN Playing 11: In the Match 9 of the T20 World Cup 2021, the Bangladesh team will clash with the Papua New Guinea team. This will be the last league match for both the teams and stakes are quite high for this game.
The Bangladesh team secured victory against Oman by 26 runs, with a clinical performance. They posted a good total of 153 runs on the board, with the contribution of 64 from Mohammad Naim and 42 from Shakib Al Hasan. Then, the bowlers were under the pump for first 15 overs, but they pulled it off nicely with perfect death bowling. The pacer Mustafizur Rahman picked 3, while Shakib scalped 3 wickets to seal the match for the team.
The Bangladesh team have quality T20 talent in their ranks, and have the pitches that is best suited for their players. The pitch has been assisting the spin bowlers well, and players like Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan will look to continue their fine form in the tournament.
The pace bowlers like Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Saifuddin have been impressive with their pace and accuracy. In the batting department, Naim and Liton will look to provide a good start, and then Rahim and Mahmudullah have the responsibility to finish well in the final overs.
BAN Playing 11 (likely)
Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed
WATCH BAN vs PNG T20 World Cup LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. This match will be crucial for the Bangladesh team to secure their place in the group stages and compete with the top T20 teams. They will look to be proficient in both departments to seal a win against struggling Papua New Guinea team. The crowds have been allowed with full capacity in the stadium to watch the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman. The Qualifiers are scheduled at Oman, and then from the Group stages, all matches will be played at United Arab Emirates.
The captain of Bangladesh team will be a reliable pick for this fixture due to his fine composure at the crease. He can soak the pressure well and can hit big shots or place the ball in a perfect fashion. He will be helpful for the team in the middle overs and final overs.
2. Mohammad Naim
The top order batsman returned to the Playing 11 in the last fixture and was brilliant with his knock of 64 which helped the team to keep their hopes alive for qualifying for the group stages. In 23 T20I matches, he has scored 634 runs.
3. Mahedi Hasan
The spinner has been quite successful in picking wickets in a consistent manner. He has been impressive to change his lengths quite often, and his variations have disturbed the flow of batters. In 20 T20I matches, he has 23 wickets.
4. Shakib Al Hasan
The all rounder will be the best pick of this fixture due to his terrific track record and current form for the Bangladesh team. He has picked up 5 wickets, and is now the leading wicket taker in the T20I cricket. He has shown the resilience to bat for longer duration, and can win matches with this aspect as well.
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