The highly anticipated warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh has been called off due to rain. It started pouring even before the toss could take place but fans were hopeful that the match would begin and they would get to see their favourite stars in action. However, it was not to be as the covers could not be taken off due to the non-stop drizzling at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The match getting cancelled due to the rains means that Pakistan will directly play West Indies in their opening match of the World Cup on May 31 against West Indies. On the other hand, Bangladesh still have one practice match to go against India on May 28.
Players have taken lunch as it's still pouring in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Stay tuned with us for updates on the match and further information related to the Pakistan vs Bangladesh warm-up match.
Pakistani and Bangladeshi fans are eagerly awaiting the covers to come off the ground and the black clouds to disappear from the skies as rain has halted the proceedings of the match between the Asian rivals at the Cardiff.
The England weather has struck before even the toss could take place between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Sunday's game at Cardiff. The toss has been delayed due to the rains, but weather forecasts says that the clouds should soon be clear for the match to proceed.Watch the Weather Report Video From the Cardiff Ground Below:
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In what promises to be another cracker of a practice match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up games category, Pakistan will take on Bangladesh on Sunday, May 26, at Cardiff. Pakistan have already played one practice match against Afghanistan, which they lost. On the other hand, Bangladesh will play their first warm-up game and will look to make an impact in Sunday's contest. Pakistan vs Bangladesh Dream11 Team: Best Picks for All-Rounders, Batsmen, Bowlers & Wicket-Keepers for PAK vs BAN Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm-up Match.
Pakistan is coming into this World Cup with problems galore. Though their batting has been beyond par, it is Pakistan's bowling that's giving the team nightmares. This is unusual, considering that Pakistan has always been a strong bowling line-up. However, the last minute inclusion of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz is bound to help their confidence, but questions are being asked of their inclusion in the Pakistani squad.
As far as Bangladesh is concerned, the team is high on confidence after their recent performances against the West Indies and Ireland. The Mashrafe Murtaza led team looks not only strong on paper, but also have the skill and determination required to win games at Cricket's biggest stage. The recent ODI matches between the two teams gives Bangladesh an edge over Pakistan in the 50 overs platform.
Both Pakistan and Bangladesh will look to make an impression in today's match in order to gain psychological advantage before the actual matches. The Cardiff ground is bound to see supporters in large numbers as both Pakistan and Bangladesh have passionate supporters cheering for their teams. Though it's a "practice match", Pakistan need a morale booster as they have suffered 11 back to back loses in ODIs and were also defeated by Afghanistan in the warm-up match. Sarfraz Ahmed and team will look to win in this encounter between the Asian teams, but they have Bangladesh ahead of them, which is also full of confidence and bristling with energy. It surely promises to be a super Sunday match.