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Old September 24, 2018, 07:48 PM
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This Pakistan team is not the same Pakistan team Bangladesh defeated 3-0...These guys are a lot fitter, fielding has drastically improved. It's just that India is a far stronger and superior team than Pakistan 9 times out of 10.

Bangladesh has yet to face Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman...etc. Also, Shoaib Malik did not play in that series in which Bangladesh defeated them 3-0. Not taking away credit from Bangladesh, but that 3-0, it was basically Pakistan A, they were rebuilding and they included bunch of new faces...

It would be really foolish to think Bangladesh will win against Pakistan without any resistance. I expect Pakistan to come with full force and I welcome this. Good opportunity for Bangladesh to play some sensible cricket. Beating Pakistan is doable, but won't be easy. When Pakistan turns on, they are unstoppable. remember Champions Trophy 2017? World T20 2009? You may say Champions trophy final was "fluke", but remember they had to defeat a red hot England in Semis to get there...
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