Pakistan team announced for the 1st Test regarding Pakistan vs Bangladesh.
The national men’s selection committee has named a 16-player squad for the first ICC World Test Championship fixture against Bangladesh to be played in Rawalpindi from 7-11 February.
The selectors have recalled off-spinner Bilal Asif as he bagged 43 wickets in 9 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches. While Faheem Ashraf has been picked in the squad due to his all-round skills. Ashraf is coming on the back of his 6 wickets in the final of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Two changes have been made in the side that was named for the two Tests against Sri Lanka. Kashif Bhatti and Usman Shinwari have been left out for Pak vs Ban Test squad 2020.
Team Changes at a Glance
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Test Squad 2020
Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Imam ul Haq
Middle Order Batsmen:
Azhar Ali (C), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam,
Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf
Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah
Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Imran Khan
Misbah ul Haq RegardingTeam Changes
“Following our convincing victory in Karachi, I don’t envisage any major changes in the playing line-up. However, we have tried to cover all our bases just in case the wicket has any surprises for us.”
Misbah ul Haq Highlighting Importance of Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020
“We are aiming to collect maximum points from the two upcoming ICC World Test Championship matches. So that when we take the field for the Lord’s Test against England on 30 July. We are in strong contention for a top-two finish by the end of the 2020-21 season. This is what our aspiration is and that’s what we are aiming and striving for.”
Chief selector and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Posted by Pakistan Cricket Team on Friday, January 31, 2020
Video Courtesy: PCB
Pakistan team will depart for Rawalpindi on 3 February. It will fine-tune its final preparations from 4 February. 1st Test match between Pakistan vs Bangladesh will be played between 7-11 February 2020.