Bangladesh will look for its first win against Pakistan in Twenty20 Internationals when the two teams face off in a Group 2 clash at Dhaka
Pakistan, on the other hand, is coming in on the back of a morale-boosting win against Australia and will look to carry that momentum into Sunday’s match.
Ahead of their clash, here are some key facts.
Pakistan has won all six of the previous T20Is between these teams, most recently at the ICC World Twenty20 in September 2012.
Five of the last six T20Is involving Bangladesh have been won by the team batting second.
Anamul Haque is the leading run-scorer in T20Is in Bangladesh, with 270 runs in eight innings.
Tamim Iqbal requires 30 runs to become the first ever batsman from Bangladesh to reach 700 T20I runs.
Shoaib Malik needs 69 runs to become the fourth player to hit 1,000 T20I runs for Pakistan.
Mushfiqur Rahim needs 46 runs to become the third player to score 500 T20I runs for Bangladesh.
Umar Gul v Anamul Haque
Anamul Haque has developed into Bangladesh’s most potent T20I batsman. With Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan struggling, a lot now depends on a player who had played just three T20I matches before this tournament. Anamul’s average of 38.6 and strike rate of 130.4 compare favourably with the star batsmen in the format and the opener’s task now is to convert the starts he regularly makes – he has reached 20 in seven of his eight innings but has hit one half-century, with a top score of 58.
Umar Gul is one of the most experienced Twenty20 bowlers around and showed plenty of nous as he helped his team put the squeeze on Australia in Pakistan’s last match. His figures of 2-29 from four overs showed he is close to his best form after a long period of injury problems.
Gul is the ultimate Twenty20 strike bowler, having taken four wickets in a T20I innings on six occasions, more than any other bowler.