Pakistan vs Bangladesh: PCB pronounces 12-member squad for first Test in opposition to Bangladesh

Pakistan Test team celebrate after dismissing a batsman. Photo: file/ PCB
Pakistan Test crew have a good time after dismissing a batsman. Photo: file/ PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday introduced a 12-member squad for the primary Test in opposition to Bangladesh.

Pakistan and Bangladesh will conflict within the first Test of the two-match collection tomorrow (Friday). The match is scheduled to be performed at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong which can begin at 9 am (PST).

Led by Babar Azam, the Test squad contains Mohammad Rizwan (vice captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

The second and closing Test between the 2 groups will begin from Saturday, 4 December at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

Addressing a press convention at present, skipper Babar Azam mentioned, “Our team is impressive and this time around, will make a good impression in the Test Championship.”

Azam acknowledged that the crew had had much less time to regulate to Test cricket after months of enjoying T20 matches.

The Pakistani skipper mentioned his crew was not taking Bangladesh evenly.

“Conditions here are different [than Pakistan is used to] hence we cannot take Bangladesh lightly,” he mentioned. “These conditions are a bit difficult and batters have to stick around on the crease to get settled.”

Babar Azam mentioned the Men in Green should play with focus and persistence to do nicely within the collection.

Pakistan will probably be brimming with confidence once they take the sphere tomorrow in opposition to Bangladesh. The guests accomplished a 3-Zero whitewash over the hosts final week, profitable the third and final T20 match of the collection in thrilling style.


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