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Title contenders Pakistan would look to ensure a Super Eight place by topping their pool in their play against Bangladesh in their final Group D clash of the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament on Tuesday at Pallekele cricket stadium in Kandy.
Pakistan and Bangladesh have encountered five times since the inception of the format and the former has always emerged victorious. Pakistan, the 2009 World T20 champions, are one of the favourites to battle for a second title and led inspiringly by opener Mohammad Hafeez, the team looked every bit a genuine contender in its 14-run triumph over New Zealand in their opening group clash last Sunday. The probable Pakistani squad will include: 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Imran Nazir, 3 Nasir Jamshed, 4 Kamran Akmal (wk), 5 Umar Akmal, 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Yasir Arafat, 9 Sohail Tanvir, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Saeed Ajmal.
On the other hand, Bangladesh, who were beaten convincingly by New Zealand in their first game, still have the hope to qualify for the Super Eights only if they beat Pakistan by a sizeable margin. Bangladesh require to win by more than 36 runs to finish with a higher net run-rate than Pakistan. In the event that they win by exactly 36 runs, thus finishing with the same net run-rate as Pakistan's, they will still go through by the virtue of having won the head-to-head contest. And in case they have to chase, their net run-rate requirement will depend on the target set. For instance, if they're chasing 150, they'll have to meet the target in 15.4 overs or quicker. On current form, it seems like a struggle for Bangladesh. The likely Bangladesh line up may include: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Mohammad Ashraful, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Ziaur Rahman, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Elias Sunny/Abul Hasan, 11 Shafiul Islam.