Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I 2020, Key Players: Babar Azam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudullah and Other Cricketers to Watch Out for in Lahore

Dhairya Ingle

After hosting Sri Lanka in the T20I series, Pakistan is all set to welcome team Bangladesh. As per the schedule Team Bangladesh will play three T20I games, a couple of Test matches and one ODI. The T20I series starts from January 24, 2020, at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore and all the other two games will also be held at the same venue. The Pakistani players have included experienced names like Mohammed Hafeez and Shoaib Malik who will help the side. Now ahead of the first T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh, let’s have the players to look out for. As per stats and their previous performances, Babar Azam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudullah and others are the players to watch out for. Check out the details below: Pakistan vs Bangladesh Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of 1st T20I 2020, Here Are Match Results of Last Five PAK vs BAN Twenty20 Matches. 

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Babar Azam

Babar Azam has been in a killer of a form and has been compared with many cricketing greats across the world. In the last 10 matches, the Pakistani captain has scored 374 runs with an average of 41.55. He batted at an average of 136.99 runs.

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Here’s another Bangladeshi skipper who can leave a massive impact on the game. Mahmudullah has scored 233 runs from nine matches. With an average of 33.28, the Bangladeshi skipper has a strike rate of 135.46. We all remember the kind of damage Mahmadullah can do especially after his innings of 43* in 18 balls against Sri Lanka in the tri-nation series. The match back then was hosted at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Shafiul Islam

Bangladeshi right-arm pacer has been a killer with the ball. From the last five matches, he scalped eight wickets. The pacer has bowled at an economy of 8.38 and has bowled at the strike rate of 13.5. This surely makes him a player to watch out for.

Mustafizur Rahman

Last but not the least, Mustafizur Rahman also makes it to the cut as he has snapped nine wickets from the last nine matches. He bowled at an economy of 9.18 and a strike rate of 21.7.

The match will begin at 2.30 PM IST.  The fans in Lahore will surely be more than excited to watch their favourites in action. The average first inning score is 165 runs considering the last three matches.