Pakistan will hope for Wahab Riaz to make an impact in the third ODI © Getty Images
Pakistan will hope for Wahab Riaz to make an impact in the third ODI © Getty Images

Bangladesh will face Pakistan in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) of the bilateral series in Dhaka. Bangladesh, the side enjoying home support, will hope to cap off a brilliant series with a third win to affect a whitewash. A loss for Pakistan will throw them in further disarray. Live Streaming: Bangladesh vs Pakistan 3rd ODI on Gazi TV (For Bangladeshi users)

Bangladesh have been phenomenal in the first two ODIs. Their bowlers have chipped in together to restrict Pakistan to modest totals, while their batsmen have simply been exceptional. Tamim Iqbal is on a roll, having scored two successive hundreds and he’ll certainly not mind adding another ton in the series. LIVE STREAMING: Bangladesh vs Pakistan 3rd ODI on Gazi TV (For Bangladeshi users)

For Pakistan the key player will be Wahab Riaz who put in great performances in both matches with either bat or ball. In the first match he picked four wickets, despite which Bangladesh scored 320+, while he hit 51 off 47 balls in the second ODI to take Pakistan to 239 for six in fifty overs after they were at a shoddy 154 for six in 39 overs. CATCH LIVE UPDATES: Bangladesh vs Pakistan third ODI at Dhaka

The Pakistani team has incurred a lot of wrath from ex-players and critics for their performances but one must remember that Bangladesh have even subjected New Zealand to an ODI whitewash in the past. Besides, Bangladesh have only increased in strengths since the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 whereas Pakistan have lost iconic players like Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq to retirement.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saad Nasim, Sami Aslam, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Zulfiqar Babar.