PAK Playing 11: In the 1st Test of the bilateral series, the Pakistan and Bangladesh team will up against each other. The Pakistan team drew their last test series against West Indies, which was played earlier in the year at their home soil. In the last test of the series, the Pakistan team won the fixture by 109 runs. In the series, the best batters were Fawad Alam and Babar Azam. While the bowlers Saheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Abbas picked the most wickets. They would look to win this series against Bangladesh, as they have dominated in the T20I series as well.
The Pakistan team has been one of the most impressive performers across all the formats this year. There have been few changes in the Pakistan squad, with experienced batter Imam Ul Haq returning to the squad after terrific performances in the Qaid-e-Azam Trophy. While the players like Kamran Ghulam
and Bilal Asif are also named in the squad.
The team is expected to include Imam in the opening slot, while the all rounders slot would be filled with either of Mohammad Nawaz or Faheem Ashraf depending upon the pitch conditions. The bowlers can be Nauman, Hasan, Shaheen, and Abbas.
PAK Playing 11 (likely)
1. Abid Ali
2. Imam Ul Haq
3. Azhar Ali
4. Babar Azam (c)
5. Fawad Alam
6. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
7. Faheem Ashraf/ Mohammad Nawaz
8. Nauman Ali
9. Hasan Ali
10. Shaheen Shah Afridi
11. Mohammad Abbas
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mahmood, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
1. Babar Azam
The captain of the Pakistan team has been impressive across all the formats and will be the best pick for this match. In 35 test appearances, he has mustered 2362 runs at an average of 42.94.
2. Fawad Alam
The player after garnering lot of runs in the domestic cricket has played well in the international circuit, especially his last fixture where he scored a century. In 13 matches, Fawad has scored 895 runs at an average of 47.10.
3. Shaheen Afridi
One of the top bowlers of the Pakistan team for the past 2 years picked the most wickets for the team in the last series. In total, he has scalped 76 wickets in test matches.
4. Mohammad Abbas
The fast bowler has been pitch perfect with his line lengths in any of the grounds in the world. With his ability to take wickets with the new ball, he can be a potential threat to the Bangladesh batters.
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