Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Pakistan Team Announced for 1st Test

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Pakistan team announced for the 1st Test regarding Pakistan vs Bangladesh.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020
Courtesy PCB: Test Squad Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020

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

IN:

Bilal Asif

Faheem Ashraf

Bilal Asif
Bilal Asif
Faheem Ashraf

OUT:

Usman Shinwari
Usman Shinwari

Usman Shinwari

Kashif Bhatti

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Test Squad 2020

Openers:

Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Imam ul Haq

Pakistan Openers
Abid Ali
Shan Masood

Middle Order Batsmen:

Azhar Ali (C), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam,

Babar Azam
Babar Azam

All-Rounders:

Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf

Wicket Keeper:

Mohammad Rizwan

Spinners:

Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah

Fast Bowlers:

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi

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

Wrap Up

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.

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