PCB announces 12-member squad for first Test against Bangladesh

Pakistan Test team celebrate after dismissing a batsman. Photo: file/ PCB
Pakistan Test workforce have a good time after dismissing a batsman. Photo: file/ PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday introduced a 12-member squad for the first Test against Bangladesh.

Pakistan and Bangladesh will conflict within the first Test of the two-match sequence tomorrow (Friday). The match is scheduled to be performed at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong which is able to begin at 9 am (PST).

Led by Babar Azam, the Test squad contains Mohammad Rizwan (vice captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

The second and last Test between the 2 groups will start from Saturday, 4 December at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

Addressing a press convention right this moment, skipper Babar Azam stated, “Our team is impressive and this time around, will make a good impression in the Test Championship.”

Azam acknowledged that the workforce had had much less time to regulate to Test cricket after months of taking part in T20 matches.

The Pakistani skipper stated his workforce was not taking Bangladesh evenly.

“Conditions here are different [than Pakistan is used to] hence we cannot take Bangladesh lightly,” he stated. “These conditions are a bit difficult and batters have to stick around on the crease to get settled.”

Babar Azam stated the Men in Green should play with focus and persistence to do nicely within the sequence.

Pakistan will probably be brimming with confidence once they take the sphere tomorrow against Bangladesh. The guests accomplished a 3-0 whitewash over the hosts final week, successful the third and final T20 match of the sequence in thrilling trend.