Friday, April 30, 2010

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Time and Live TV Channel: T20 World Cup 2010

Defending champion, Pakistan cricket team, will start their campaign on May 1, 2010 against Bangladesh in group A with the hope of holding their trophy for the second time in a row. This important match will kick off at 17:30 GMT and 13:30 local time (23:00 Indian Standard Time). In their first match, both Pakistan and Bangladesh will face each other at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday. Bangladesh time will be 11:30 pm while Pakistan time is 10:30 pm.

The match against Bangladesh is perhaps the best opportunity for Pakistan cricket team to secure their place in the second round because their next opponent is Australia. That is why, Pakistan skipper, Shahid Afridi, does not want to take Bangladesh lightly. He said his team members are going to take Bangladesh as serious as if they were playing with Australia when they begin the defense of their T20 world cup title.

Pakistan cricket team played two warm-up matches before the start of the shortest version of cricket tournament. They played their first practice match against a West Indies club, Windward Islands, and won by 68 runs. Their second warm-up match against weak foe, Zimbabwe, and lost to them by 12 runs. Though this defeat came in a practice match, Pakistan will take it very seriously and try to learn from their mistakes so that it does not happen again in any important match. This defeat also raised a question if they could defend their title in this event. They look to restore pride against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh cricket team also played two warm-up matches against Barbados and England. They defeated Barbados by 36 runs, but they received a humiliating defeat against England. So, it will be interesting to see if Bangladesh cricket team can at least put a tough chasing score in front of the Pakistan team. Can they play their best game? I doubt it.

Of course, Pakistan will win the match but there is no guarantee if Bangladesh will make upset against them or not. There is no doubt that Pakistan cricket team is much stronger than Bangladesh. As it is the shortest form of cricket game, nothing can be predicted before. Both Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket team is not in consistent form. Earlier, Pakistan was beaten by Bangladesh once in a world cup tournament. Fans will eagerly watch if Bangladesh cricket team can repeat their history.

It is known to all that Pakistan cricket team won the champions trophy in 2009 defeating Sri Lanka in the final match. This year, they will struggle hard to hold their trophy. Their first challenge will come against Bangladesh. If they accidentally loss against Bangladesh then their hope of holding the champions trophy will be faded. You should know that two top ranked teams from each group will play in the second round. Both Pakistan and Australia are expected to make their place in the Super Eight round if any upset does not happen then.

Bangladesh cricket team played well in the inaugural season of ICC Twenty20 World Cup which took place in 2007. Bangladesh cricket team defeated West Indies and made it to the super eight round. Afterwards, they disappointed their fans after being eliminated from the second edition. Fans will expect that Bangladesh will make into the top eight once again.

Match result also depends on the pitch condition. Though most of the venues in West Indies favor pace bowlers, I hope that Beausejour Stadium will support spinners. The main strength of Pakistan cricket team is bowling. Captain Shahid Afridi is expected to show his all rounder form in batting and bowling. There is also the possibility that thunder and shower will postpone the match.

The bad news for Bangladesh cricket team is that their hard hitter opening batsman, Tamim Iqbal, is now suffering from hand injury. It is not sure whether he would be able to play the first match. He might be replaced by a batsman or specialist bowler.

The absence of experienced fast bowler Umer Gul has put Pakistan cricket team under huge pressure. Pakistan selectors will have to find the best replacement in his place. Another problem Pakistan cricket team will have to face is that in which position Shahid Afridi will bat.

Now, I am giving some TV channels name where you can enjoy live cricket ball by ball. GEO Super and Pakistan Television Corporation will telecast all the matches in Pakistan. May be, BTV will telecast live match in Bangladesh. If you live in South Asia and have cable connection then you can enjoy all the matches live on Star Cricket.

I am worried about the result of this match. I hope that you don’t miss the chance to see it live on TV or stadium.


  1. INshallah Pak will win this match with a clear margins. best of luck pak, Shahid Afridi GOD bless u

  2. pakiistan will win... inshAllah

  3. Pakiistan zaindabaad

  4. bd will beat pak inshalllah