Pakistan will square off against Bangladesh in the Super Fours encounter of Asia Cup 2023 on Wednesday, September 06 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Bangladesh suffered a challenging start in the Asia Cup 2023, succumbing to a five-wicket defeat against co-hosts Sri Lanka. However, they regrouped and displayed their resilience in the next clash with Afghanistan, emerging victorious by a margin of 89 runs to secure a spot in the Super Four stage.
On the other hand, Pakistan started the Asia Cup 2023 with an emphatic 238-run victory over Nepal in the opener held in Multan. However, their following match against arch-rivals India had to be abandoned due to bad weather. One point was given to each side as Pakistan ended up at the top of the Group A points table.
Meanwhile, ahead of the crucial Super Four clash between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, let’s take a look at the pitch report, pitch stats, and ground records:
PAK vs BAN, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Pitch Report
The Gaddafi Stadium pitch is known for its flat nature, and Wednesday’s match should be no exception. Batters are likely to dominate proceedings, while bowlers will need to be on their A-game.
Also, the pitch may offer some assistance to spinners as the match progresses, but seamers are expected to face challenges on this wicket due to its low bounce.
With nightfall making chasing difficult, the toss-winning team should consider setting a target by batting first.
PAK vs BAN, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Pitch Stats, & Records
- Total matches: 71
- Matches won batting first: 36
- Matches won bowling first: 33
- Average 1st Inns scores: 252
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 217
- Highest total recorded: 375/3 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM
- Lowest total recorded: 75/10 (22.5 Ov) by PAK vs SL
- Highest score chased: 349/4 (49 Ov) by PAK vs AUS
- Lowest score defended: 170/8 (40 Ov) by WI vs PAK
PAK vs BAN, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Weather Report
Wednesday in Lahore promises a scorching day with a high of approximately 37 degrees Celsius, but as the evening approaches during the game, the temperature is expected to dip to 32 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels are anticipated to be around 51 percent, accompanied by a gentle breeze of about 14 km/h.