Pak vs BD: Pakistani squad arrives in Bangladesh to play T20, Test collection

DHAKA: After exhibiting stellar efficiency within the T20 World Cup, the Men in Green have landed in Dhaka for the T20 and Test collection towards the host nation beginning November 19.

In a press release, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned that Captain Babar Azam and all-rounder Shoaib Malik will be a part of the workforce in Dhaka on November 16. The nationwide squad, nevertheless, will begin observe after spending someday in quarantine.

Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi after arrival in Dhaka.
Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi after arrival in Dhaka.

Earlier this week, the PCB had introduced the workforce for the Bangladesh collection retaining the squad that performed the ICC T20 World Cup, apart from Mohammad Hafeez who requested the workforce administration to be ignored, permitting alternatives for younger gamers to take part.

Hafeez is the second-longest serving cricketer within the present Pakistan squad after Shoaib Malik. He had deliberate to announce retirement in November final yr on the heels of the T20 World Cup in Australia however deferred his choice because the event was postponed.

The batter opted out to permit youthful batters to carry out and achieve worldwide expertise and publicity after discussions with Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim.

As such, Iftikhar Ahmed, who’s in good type, was added to the middle-order that additionally consists of Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah.

Pakistan squad for the 2 Tests, which will probably be performed from 26-30 November and 4-8 December in Chittagong and Dhaka, respectively will probably be introduced sooner or later.

Meanwhile, the PCB had retained the identical workforce administration, which was current within the United Arab Emirates, barring batting advisor Matthew Hayden who was not accessible because of prior commitments.

T20 squad

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shoaib Malik, Usman Qadir