Date: 19th November, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
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The Babar Azam-led side is set to take on Bangladesh in a 3-match T20I series, with the first game taking place on November 19, 2021. Pakistan will aim to wash away their heart-breaking exit from the T20 World Cup as they were knocked out by Australia in the semi-finals. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will aim to be at par with the dominating Pakistani side, given their home advantage.
The Pakistani side looked in phenomenal form in the group stage of the T20 World Cup, before being knocked out of the semis. The Babar Azam-led side will aim to clinch the series given their positives from the recent tournament. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohmmad Rizwan and Babar Azam are the top picks from the side and excellent captain choices. Additionally, Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman can fetch good fantasy points from their respective departments. Lastly, Shaheen Afridi could be a smart pick from the bowling department, given his wicket taking ability.
While Bangladesh had a forgetful T20 World Cup campaign, they’ll aim to redeem themselves in the home series against Pakistan. With Liton Das’ absence, Mahmadullah and Naim Sheikh will be the top batting picks from the side, with the latter being a dependable vice-captain choice. Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed will be crucial from the bowling end and can add up to one’s fantasy points. With big names like Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim amongst other missing from the squad, Pakistan might start off as favourites in the T20I series.
Probable Playing XI
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah (c), Saif Hassan, Akbar Ali (wk), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan
Batters Mahmadullah, Naim Sheikh, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik
All-rounders: Mahedi Hasan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Shaheen Afridi, Taskin Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali
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