Pakistan team will be high on confidence for the upcoming test series after they swept Bangladesh on their home soil in the three match T20I series in Dhaka. Bangladesh team wishes to bounce back in the test series against Pakistan.
Bangladesh cricket is going through a very bad patch, not only they lost 3-0 to Pakistan but also lost all five games in Super 12 of ICC T20I World Cup. The first game of the series will begin in Chattogram from 26 November.
Head to Head
Pakistan team has always been dominating the Bangladesh side but in recent years, Bangladesh has played some quality Cricket. The Bangladesh team has shown improvement and have won a few matches against Pakistan but overall Pakistan has always been a dominant side.
The head to head starts are completely in the favor of the Pakistan. The two teams first met in 2001 to play the longest format of the game. Both teams have played 11 test matches since then against each other. Pakistan has won 10 games of the 11, and the other one ended in a draw. Bangladesh will look to register it’s first win against Pakistan.
Schedule and Venue : Bangladesh Vs Pakistan Tests
The opening test match starts from November 26th and will be played in Chattogram while the second test match will be held at the Sher-E- Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka from 4 December.
PAKISTAN’s TEST TOUR OF INDIA – 2021-22
|Friday||26th Nov 2021||1st Test||Chattogram|
|Saturday||4th Dec 2021||2nd Test||
Squads & Team News : Bangladesh Vs Pakistan Tests
Mahmadul Hasan Roy and Rejaur Rahman Raja have received their Maiden call up for the Bangladesh test side against Pakistan. The veteran batter Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the series due to multiple injuries. Taskin Ahmed will also not be available for test series because of an injury on his hand which he sustained in the last game of the T20I series.
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The star all rounder, Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the first test match against Pakistan starting from 26 November in Chittagong. The Bangladesh cricket board chief selector Minhaj ul Abedin confirmed Shakib’s absence. Shakib Al Hasan has not fully recovered from his hamstring injury that he suffered during the world cup.
Bangladesh Squad : Mominul Haque(c) , Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan , Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan , Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan , Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hussain,Abu Jayed Rahi, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Mahmadul Hasan Roy ,Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shakib Al Hasan (ruled out of first game)
Pakistan Cricket board announced a 20-members squad for the upcoming test series against Bangladesh. The selectors have recalled the young opener Imam-ul-Haq and off spinner Bilal Asif. Bilal Asif will replace the experienced Yasir Shah who is yet to recover from a thumb injury he suffered during a domestic T20 tournament in Pakistan.
Kamran Ghulam has been also included to the squad after being left out during the Pakistan’s tour of West Indies. The Pakistan Cricket Board selectors have also included off-spinner Sajid Khan and leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood in the squad while young pace bowler Shahnawaz Dahani has been left out without getting a chance to make his debut. He was part of the Test squad that toured the West Indies.
Pakistan Squad : Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zahid Mahmood.