This will be the last match among group matches before Super Eights start on 27th Sept 2012. 12th match of this T20 World Cup 2012 hosted by Sri Lanka is going to be decisive for who will be playing against South Africa at Colombo on 28th Sept. Bangladesh and Pakistan both will be having a do or die situation to cross the barrier to move to Super Eights.
Chances are equally good for both the teams as both are familiar with Asian pitches and have aggressive style of batting while banking on spin bowling. Pakistan, in my opinion will have to be cautiously careful in not treating Bangladesh any less than their own potential. Any team that wins the toss should go for batting first, try building a big score to put the other team under pressure. Pallekele pitch might help spin and seam bowling.