Pakistan Cricket team will take on Bangladesh in their second warm-up match of the World Cup 2019 on May 26, 2019.

This will be Bangladesh’s first warm-up match whereas, for Pakistan, this will the second outing post their defeat against Afghanistan. The game will be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. It will begin at 10.30 local time and 2.30 PM PKT.

PTV Sports tv telecast:

Live telecast for this match will be available on Star Sports. PTV sports will broadcast it in Pakistan. For fans on the move, Hotstar will provide online live streaming.

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Team News:

This will be a tough encounter for Pakistan. Afghanistan thrashed them in their first warm-up match. Moreover, Pakistan was defeated 4-0 in a five-day ODI series against England just before the World Cup. The bowling unit needs to come back on track before the mega tournament. Wahab Riaz will be a significant factor. Asif Ali might join the team for this last practice match before the actual event starting from May 30.

Bangladesh has recently won a Tri-series against Ireland, and the series saw significant contribution from their senior players. Tamim Iqbal, the highest run scorer in Bangladesh cricket, will be a crucial factor.

Eyes will be on newcomer Abu Jayed after his wicket haul against Ireland. Shakib-Al-Hasan is now topping the ODI all-rounder chart in ICC Rankings which is a boost for the team just before the tournament. Bangladesh has caused major upsets in this platform since 2011.

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This time they will try to make it big.

Pitch: History suggests that the pitch at Sophia Gardens is batting friendly. So a high scoring match is highly expected.

Weather: The day can be a little cloudy with a splash of rains to start with. But by the afternoon it will be better, sunnier and brighter.

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