Monday, May 23, 2022

Pakistan-Bangladesh 3rd T20 match delayed due to rain

Pakistan-Bangladesh 3rd T20 match delayed due to rain
LAHORE (92 News) – The third T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh has been delayed due to rain on Monday, which was scheduled to take place at 2pm at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. The showers are intense enough that there is a genuine possibility the match could be abandoned without a ball being bowled. Pakistan hold an unassailable 2-0 lead, and have already wrapped up the three-match series. The series is a critical one for Pakistan, who are struggling to retain their top spot in the International Cricket Council's world T20 ranking, which they have held since 2018. Recently, Pakistan have had an unimpressive run in T20s — in October, they were whitewashed by an amateur Sri Lankan team in Lahore and lost another series to Australia a month later. The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has had a slight grass cover on the pitch in both games, and batting hasn’t been easy, particularly for the side batting first. The 200-run mark has never been breached at this venue in T20I cricket. Showers are expected in Lahore in the afternoon.
Squads
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmad, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Shadab Khan, Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Musa, Usman Qadir and Haris Rauf Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Hasan Mahmud