ISLAMABAD (Eshfak Mughal):- The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced 12 members squad for first test cricket match against Bangladesh.
The Pakistani side will clash with hosts Bangladesh in Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium form tomorrow, November 26.
Here is the squad, led by Captain Babar Azam:
- Babar Azam – Captain
- Mohammad Rizwan – Vice captain (wicketkeeper)
- Abdullah Shafique
- Abid Ali
- Azhar Ali
- Faheem Ashraf
- Fawad Alam
- Hasan Ali
- Nauman Ali
- Sajid Khan
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
While addressing press conference, Babar said that the Pakistani team is impressive and this time around, will make a good impression in the Test Championship.
Azam acknowledged that the team had had less time to adjust to Test cricket after months of playing T20 matches.
The Pakistani skipper said his team was not taking Bangladesh lightly. “Conditions here are different hence we cannot take Bangladesh lightly,” he said. “These conditions are a bit difficult and batsmen have to stick around on the crease to get settled.”
Babar Azam said that the his team will have to play with focus and patience to do well in the series.
The two sides will play second test match on Dec 04 we at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Mirpur, Dhaka.
Pakistan has also whitewashed to Bangladesh in T-20 cricket serious of three matches which was concluded last week.