Asia Cup: Bangladesh decide to bat against Pakistan
DHAKA: Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in an 8th match of Asia Cup at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur said the pitch will be good for the entire game and chasing might actually be a bit difficult. Bangladesh have brought Shakib-ul-Hassan back into the side, along with four other changes.
Misbah-ul-Haq says he had a talk with the team about the running. "Don't run until the ball goes to the boundary," he joked. Sharjeel Khan is sitting out with injury, so Fawad Alam is in. Abdur Rehman takes the place of Junaid Khan. Misbah says it is a new game and momentum is important going ahead in the tournament.
Pakistan team: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Umar Akmal†, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Talha, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman.
Bangladesh team: Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque†, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim*, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain.