Asia Cup 2023: Bangladesh wins toss, ask Pakistan to bowl first

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Bangladesh has chosen to bat as the Asia Cup 2023 enters its Super 4 round after winning the toss against Pakistan in the opening match in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.

Pakistan has so far finished first in Group A with three points and a net run rate of 4.76, while its opponents for today were ranked second in Group B with two points.

The tournament’s opening game between Pakistan and Nepal took place in Multan, while the highly anticipated match between Pakistan and India was postponed due to rain and held at Pallekele, Sri Lanka.

To replace Mohammad Nawaz in the starting lineup for today’s match, the Green Shirts have named fast-bowling all-rounder Fahim Ashraf.

In Pakistan’s match against India, which was abandoned due to weather, Nawaz performed poorly. He failed to pick up a wicket and allowed India 55 runs in his eight overs. Nawaz was able to take one wicket for 13 runs in his two overs against Nepal.

Faheem provides his all-around skills to the team and last played in an ODI last month against Afghanistan. In that game, he had eight overs and two wickets. The rest of the starting XI is the same as it was in the last game.

The two teams will play one other for the first time in an ODI since the 2019 World Cup.