Pak vs Ban: Mushfiqur, Shakib, will join the Bangladesh testing squad, the report said
After the completion of the three-game T20I series, Pakistan and Bangladesh will honk their horns in two friendly matches set to begin on November 26th. According to a media report from Bangladesh, experienced players, Shakib-al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, will be added to the test squad.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today announced the squad. The injury to all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan excluded him from the T20 series against Pakistan, while wicket keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was spared for the three-game T20 series.
Mushfiqur Rahim was excluded from the T20 roster after a disappointing performance at the T20 World Cup. In a chat with Channel 24, the veteran cricketer said he had notified the BCB of his availability for the T20 series, but he was ignored.
Shakib is currently spending time with his family in the United States and will arrive in Bangladesh on November 22nd. Bangladesh and Pakistan will leave Dhaka for Chittagong on Tuesday 23 November.
Pakistan and Bangladesh will face each other in the first test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on November 26th. Meanwhile, Pakistan test players have arrived in Dhaka and will join the roster after their COVID-19 tests.
Pakistan Test 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 Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Zahid Mahmood.