Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will be key to Pakistan’s batting hopes.© TNZT
Pakistan named a 12-man squad on Thursday for the first test against Bangladesh, which will start on Friday at Ch. Zahoor Ahmed Cricket Stadium in Chittagong. Pakistan and Bangladesh will face off in a two-match test series. Pacer Hasan Ali, Abdullah Shafique and Nauman Ali are among the names to be included in the 12-man squad for the first test. “Pakistan today announced its 12-man squad for the first test against Bangladesh, which will be played at Ch. Zahoor Ahmed Cricket Stadium, Chittagong from Friday. The match will start at 10:00 am local time,” said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a report.
The second test between Pakistan and Bangladesh will begin on December 4 at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was left out of the first test.
Tamim Iqbal will also not be part of the squad as he was excluded from the Test series with a second fractured left thumb, suffered during an Everest Premier League game in October.
Pakistani team:Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
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