Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st T20I – Pakistan and Bangladesh Tour to New Zealand Tri-Series: Who Will Win?

Behold the prediction analysis between Bangladesh and Pakistan. This article, Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Predictions & Betting Tips, contains Predictions & Betting Tips, team line-ups, and match predictions for the match between both teams. In addition, learn the match’s pitch report, weather report, and availability updates. The prediction for the first match of this tri-series will be at the end of this article. Bangladesh vs. Pakistan will be played in Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand. The time and date for this match are Friday, 7th October 2022, at 15:00 local time (07:00 PKT).

Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Predictions & Betting Tips – Background

Pakistan has an 86.6 percent win ratio over Bangladesh in T20Is. They have played a total of 15 T20Is and Pakistan has won 13 of them. It is safe to say that Pakistan has always had some edge over Bangladesh. Be it in terms of experience, more game-time, or just better technique. However, Bangladesh is not a team that you put aside because they can for sure hurt you when they get a single chance. This is a chance for Bangladesh to showcase its talent and beat Pakistan to get the upper hand in this series.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st T20I – Weather Report

The temperature is expected to reach 18 degrees celsius as a maximum while the lowest will be 4 degrees Celsius. It will be partly cloudy with some chance of rain intervening and disrupting the match.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st T20I – Pitch Report

The pitch at Grange Cricket Club is a well-balanced one. However, some might say that being well-balanced it can also be called unpredictable as to which side will take charge. The highest score record for that pitch is held by the hosts themselves, they scored 371/5. Mostly scored more than 300 are seen there however if the bowlers do their part better, it can be their show as the lowest score seen is 101/10 again by the hosts.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Predictions & Betting Tips, 1st T20I – Probable Playing 11

Pakistan Probable Playing XI:

  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Asif Ali
  • Babar Azam
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Shadab Khan
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Haris Rauf
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Naseem Shah
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Fakhar Zaman

Bangladesh Probable Playing XI:

  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Litton Das
  • Mahedi Hasan
  • Rishad Hossain
  • Ebadot Hossain
  • Mosaddek Hossain
  • Afif Hossain
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Soumya Sarkar



Litton Das has proven himself to be one of the decision-makers in the T20 series against Zimbabwe, Soumya Sarkar, and Muhammad Naim had a half-century each in the first T20I. This comes to show Bangladesh has quite experienced batters and all of them on their good days can become reliable. They can easily take the game away from any team. Against Zimbabwe, these three batters have proven their skills. However, now that the opponent is Pakistan these batters will have to step up their game and perform again.


Shoriful Islam is absolute ammo in the Bangladeshi arsenal. Bangladesh again was able to take 8 wickets in the 2nd T20. In the first T20, they took 10 wickets and ended Zimbabwe’s innings in just 19 overs. This comes to show that the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh will be about who has the better bowlers. We all know that the pitches will be good for a brilliant match of cricket.



Pakistan will be experimenting a little with their batting line-up as compared to the one in the Asia cup and the England series. All eyes will be on Babar Azam, who’s expected to regain his form as the world cup is just around the corner. Haider Ali and Shan Masood did do okay in their last series but will need to prove more. Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmad are also given another chance to show what they are actually capable of as their performances remained unsatisfactory too in the Asia cup and England series however they did pull off some amazing performances. Rizwan was the most reliable batsman in the England series and Asia cup as well. Pakistan needs to correct many wrongs in order to defeat Bangladesh. Pakistan can score around 180 keeping in mind the conditions.


The bowling lineup has been making headlines around the world, Pakistan is known to be the home of the best pacers in the cricket world. Naseem, Wasim, and Haris Rauf will be taking care of the pace area with Naseem aiming for a wicket or two in his starting overs. Wasim had to be left out of the Asia cup squad as he was injured but he did an amazing comeback against England. Shadab Khan and Nawaz are currently the best spin duo for Pakistan, both have got great knowledge and ability to use it in order to trouble the opponents. They both had a satisfactory performance in the Asia cup and England series.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Predictions & Betting Tips, Pakistan and Bangladesh 1st T20 – Winner Prediction

Keeping in mind the 86.67 win percentage of Pakistan against Bangladesh in the past. Pakistan is expected to win the first T20I of the series considering the squads of both teams. Bangladesh VS Pakistan is an exciting match to watch and it will be a thrilling tri-series as well.

Last Updated on October 6, 2022

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