For the 5th warm match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, it will be Pakistan vs. Bangladesh on February 9, 2015 at Blacktown Oval, Sydney.
The match starts at 9 a.m. India Time (GMT: 03.30 a.m.). Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to bat first.
Pakistan enters the tournament with the bitter memory of being defeated in a series by New Zealand, and before the main action starts off.
The team also has a few problems to address, including missing opener Mohammad Hafeez and bowler Junaid Khan, which is out owning to an injury. Pakistan’s much action lies on Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz to a good extent.
Other key bowlers of the team, including Sohail Khan and Ehsan Adil have limited experience in the international format. With Hafeez missing, it remains to be seen if Sarfraz Ahmed is promoted to the top.
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The matches of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will live on the following channels in respective countries· Star Sports network & Doordarshan – India (on channels Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 4, Star Jalsha Movies, Star Vijay, Asianet Plus, SS HD 1, and SS HD 2.
· PTV Sports & Ten Sports- Pakistan
· Maasranga TV, Bangladesh TV and Gazi TV- Bangladesh
· SLRC- Sri Lanka
· Sky Sports- England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
· ITV Network- UK
· Fox Sports & Sky TV- Australia
· OSN Sport Cricket & SuperSport- Middle East & North Africa
Although the key matches will be available for live streaming on Star Sports, the warm up matches won’t be available live.
PTV Sports will be live streaming the matches at its official website http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp.
Bangladesh is expecting a better show this time in the World Cup, especially with the win against Zimbabwe on their home ground.
With losses against Australia, the team has a few reasons to better their performance ahead of the main games.
PAK XI: H Sohail, U Akmal, S Afridi, A Shehzad, S Maqsood, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq,S Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Y Shah and S Khan.