Pakistan will play for pride on Tuesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against an inept Bangladesh. While a top four position looks improbable. After winning two of their last six games, Pakistan is presently ranked sixth in terms of points. They were defeated by just one wicket in a thrilling match against South Africa recently. Even though Pakistan’s speed three took seven wickets and set a challenging total of 270. They were unable to secure the two crucial points for their team.

On the other hand, Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign has taken a turn for the worse as seen by their 87-run loss against the Netherlands at Eden Gardens the previous Saturday. Bangladesh’s bowlers, who chose to bowl first, successfully restricted their opponents to 229 runs in total.

Details of the pitch at Eden Gardens Stadium:

Kolkata’s Eden Gardens has reliably provided a well-balanced pitch with an average score of 236 runs. The ground’s shorter boundaries have helped batsmen accrue runs in an efficient manner. Fast bowlers can also take advantage of early movement with the new ball. While spinners will also find Eden Gardens to be a suitable venue as the surface allows for significant turn and grip.

Pakistan Squad:

Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam [C], Mohammad Rizwan (WK)

Bangladesh Squad:

Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Shakib Al Hasan [C], and Mushfiqur Rahim (WK).