BAN Playing 11: The Bangladesh and Pakistan team will meet in the 1st T20I of the bilateral series which will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The Bangladesh team had a disappointing run in the T20 World Cup.
They lost their last league fixture to the T20 World Cup Champion team Australia. The Bangladesh team were dismissed for a score of of 73 runs, with Shamim Hossain being the top scorer of the team. In the bowling department, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Ismal picked 1 wicket each, which was not enough to secure a victory. The all round contribution is needed by bowlers as well as batters.
After the debacle in the T20 World Cup 2021, the selectors have made some bold changes in the squad of the Bangladesh cricket team. The key players like Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin miss out due to the injury concerns. The batters, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar have been dropped from the squad due to their dip in form. While Mushfiqur Rahim has been tested to give opportunities to the youngsters.
The players like Saif Hasan, Nazmul Hasan Shanto have been given opportunity after a long time. While Bangladesh U 19 captain Akbar Ali has been named in the Bangladesh squad for the first time. The core of the team remains the same, with Mohammad Naim, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, and Nasum Ahmed in the squad.
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Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah (c), Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shohidul Islam, Akbar Ali.
The Bangladesh team skipper, Mahmdullah can be the captain pick for this fixture due to his experience and current form in the T20 format. He has been consistent in scoring runs in last bilateral series and T20 World Cup.
2. Mohammad Naim
The opening batter will be vital to give the team a stable start in this fixture. He was the leading run scorer for Bangladesh with 174 runs in T20 World Cup 2021.
3. Mahedi Hasan
The spinner has been consistent in taking wickets with the new ball and can contain runs in the middle overs. In 26 T20I, he has picked up 27 wickets, and can be your differential pick
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4. Mustafizur Rahman
The cunning bowler is quite experienced in the T20 format and was impressive in the last bilateral series against New Zealand on the home soil. In 59 T20Is, he has bagged 84 wickets.
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