Bangladeshi team arrives to play Rawalpindi Test

By: 24 News      Published: 01:10 PM, 5 Feb, 2020
Bangladeshi team arrives to play Rawalpindi Test
Security personnel escort a bus carrying Bangladesh\'s cricket team players and officials, ahead of the first Test match planned on February 7 in Rawalpindi against Pakistan.–AFP

Bangladesh team arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday morning for the first ICC World Test Championship fixture against the hosts, scheduled to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from February 7-11.

The visitors will conduct practice session at the Pindi Stadium on Thursday after a rest day. Around mid-day, Azhar Ali and Mominul Haque, the opposite captains, will hold pre-series press conferences in the Media Block after which both captains will take part in a photo-shoot with the series trophy.

The toss will take place at 9.30am on Friday, while the first ball will be bowled at 10am. After the end of each day’s play, squad members from both sides will hold press conferences.

On Friday, the first session will be from 10am to 12.30pm with an extended lunch break from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

SQUADS:

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Snr, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah.

Bangladesh: Mominul Haque (Capt), Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hasan, Najmul Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar.