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Bangladesh bat first in 3rd T20I with three changes

Bangladesh have won the toss in the third T20I of the three-match series against Pakistan and opted to bat first on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Bangladesh made three changes to their XI adding Shohidul Islam, Shamim Hossain and Nasum Ahmed to replace Saif Hassan, Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam.

Shohidul is getting his maiden T20I cap with this match. The right-arm pacer has played a total of 37 T20s and bagged 54 wickets so far with the best bowling figure of taking four wickets conceding 17 runs.

Bangladesh have lost the first two matches of the series, and they are taking the field in this match aiming to avoid a whitewash. Bangladesh’s batting has been the biggest concern for the Tigers.

Pakistan, on the other hand, got back the momentum that they lost in the semifinal of the T20 World Cup losing to Australia.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Mohammad Naim, Shamim Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah(c), Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shahidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed

Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani

Source: United News of Bangladesh