Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Ashwin, you beauty! Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has come up with a superb formula of how Pakistan can achieve the uphill task of beating Bangladesh by a huge margin and make the cut for the semi-finals of the ongoing 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Earlier in the year, Ashwin grabbed headline for mankading Jos Buttler in the IPL. According to Ashwin, what Pakistan have to do is get 350 runs and inflict 10 runouts at the bowler’s end, by which he means 10 Mankads. It may sound strange to you but if you come to think of it, he has a legit solution. “Pakistan to have to win this game by a margin of 311 runs in order to qualify?? #ICCCricketWorldCup #PakvsBan,” tweeted Ashwin at first.
Ashwin was quick to respond to the tweet and that brought out his lighter side as he wrote, “Yes make about 350 and 10 runs outs at the bowler’s end.”
Pakistan need to bat first which they are, besides they have to score 400-plus runs and then defeat Bangladesh by a margin of 316 runs for qualifying into semis.
Keeping all the permutations and combinations aside, Pakistan just needs to just focus on winning the game and bowing out with their heads held high. Whereas, the Bangla Tigers, who have played some exceptional cricket in the tournament will go with nothing to lose mindset in this battle. The Tigers will be the tough opponent for Pakistan. The pacers will get some purchase early on and the spin will play a role as the game progresses. Pakistan wins the toss and will bat first.