BAN vs PAK 1st Test: Bangladesh will face Pakistan in a two-match test series starting on November 26 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. This series is a part of the WTC & it’s important for both the teams to grab these crucial points.
Bangladesh will be eager to turn things into their favor after suffering a 3-0 sweep against Pakistan in the T20I series. Bangladesh will miss the services of its key players. Mominul Haque will lead the test squad while Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of teh test series due to a second fracture in his left thumb & he is currently under rehabilitation.
Epic all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan has been included in the Test squad after missing the T20I series after failing to recover from his hamstring injury on time. However, this fitness will be assessed ahead of the match. Bangladesh has a good record in tests at home & they will be hoping to put their best foot forward in the first test. Whether they would be able to execute their plans well or will continue their losing streak all our questions will get answered tomorrow on the field.
Pakistan on the other hand has been in its ‘best form’ in recent times. After ending their T20 World Cup 2021 on a high note & registering a series whitewash in the T20I series over New Zealand they will be heading into this clash full of confidence & will look to carry their winning momentum into the test series. Babar Azam will continue to lead the side across formats and will be eager to kick start the WTC cycle on a winning note.
The big guns such as Azhar Ali, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam and Babar Azam form a formidable batting lineup. The bowling department bolsters with the presence of Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, and Naseem Shah, who has been good in the longest format for the Asian side and will be hoping to be at their best in the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match Details:
Match: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Bangladesh vs Pakistan Test series
Date and Time: November 26th, Friday, 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
The pitch at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is slow in nature. The new ball comes nicely onto the bat but the pitch tends to slow down as the game progresses, assisting spinners. Expect the spinners from both sides to play a major role.
Clear skies will greet both sides on Friday. The temperature in Chattogram is expected to range between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Shadnam Islam, Saif Hassan, Mominul Haque (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Nayeem Hasan
Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah,
Both the teams have been in a stunning form in sub continent conditions & the upcoming test series will surely be an outstanding one. There are big guns in both the squads & we can expect a an even contest between the bat and ball over the next five days. However looking at Pakistan’s recent form they looks more settled than the hosts. Pakistan will look to start the test series on a winning note.
Prediction: Pakistan to win this encounter.
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