Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Pakistan to tour Bangladesh after T20 WC. This will be Pakistan's first tour to Bangladesh in five years.
This will be Pakistan's first tour to Bangladesh in five years.
Pakistan’s men’s team will tour Bangladesh after the completion of this year’s T20 WC in November for three T20Is and two Tests that will be part of the ongoing World Test Championship cycle.
The series, which is a part of the FTP, will begin with the T20Is at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, with games on November 19, 20 and 22. The teams will then proceed to Chattogram to play out their first Test encounter in Bangladesh since May 2015, from November 26. They will then head back to Dhaka for the second fixture in whites, from December 4.
This series will be Bangladesh’s first in the current WTC window, while Pakistan have already kick-started their campaign with one win and one defeat in West Indies. They will head into the away series with an enviable record of having won 10 of their 11 Tests in Bangladesh. Their T20I numbers are equally impressive, with 10 victories in 12 outings there.
BCB to ensure proper preparation
BCB’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzzthe board is keen to ensure the past mistakes are not repeated and the team is well-prepared for the current World Test Championship cycle.
Several members of the Test squad are currently waiting to play two four day games and three 50-over games against Bangladesh High-Performance Unit. Test skipper Mominul Haque will lead the ‘A’ team against HP Unit in the four-day matches scheduled on September 16-19 and 22-25.
Apart from the Mominul, BCB has picked Test regulars Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehedy Hasan Miraj, Nayeem Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, and Abu Jayed in the ‘A’ team. Following their stint with ‘A’ team, Mominul and Co. will be heading to take part in the upcoming edition of National Cricket League, the country’s traditional first-class tournament, scheduled to begin from October 15 in Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar.
The last edition of NCL was postponed after two editions due to corona and later BCB decided to scrap it and organize NCL from the scratch this season. “We have picked several Test squad members in our A team so that they can have some longer version cricket under their belt and later they will be playing in NCL where we are expecting them to feature in at least four rounds,” said Minhajul.
“We certainly lacked adequate preparation as far as longer-version cricket is concerned and we are keen to get the Test cricketers playing as soon as possible. We must have a good start against Pakistan as if you are down initially it is very hard to cover from there.”