The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 12-member cricket squad for the first T20I match between Pakistan and Bangladesh, which is scheduled to take place on Friday (tomorrow) at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium. The match will start at 1400 local time.
As per the announcement, Asif Ali and Imad Wasim have been excluded from the squad as the selectors have decided to rest both players for the first match. Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez had earlier announced to withdraw from the Bangladesh tour to give the opportunity to younger place of the team.
Pakistan’s 12-player squad as confirmed by PCB is:
Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan (Vice Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 18, 2021
Pakistan cricket team will be playing in Bangladesh after a gap of five years. Both teams will play two ICC World Test Championship matches as well. The national side’s tour is part of the Future Tours Programme and follows the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
The second and third T20s of the series will be played at the same venue on November 20 and 22, said the PCB.
After the three T20Is, both team will travel to Chattogram for the first of the two Tests at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from November 26-30. This match will see the two sides face off in the apex form of the game on Bangladeshi soil for the first time since May 2015, when Pakistan won a two-match series by completing a victory in the final Test by a mammoth 328 runs.
The two teams will then return to Dhaka to play the final Test, which will start from December 4.
From : pk.mashable.com