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Dhaka Test: Bangladesh, Pakistan teams return from Chattogram

Ahead of Dhaka Test, both Bangladesh and Pakistan teams have returned to Dhaka from Chattogram after playing the first Test of the two-match series.

Both teams will start preparing for the second Test on Thursday.

The Dhaka Test will kick off on December 4 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Pakistan are leading the series 1-0 with the big win by eight wickets in Chattogram.

In most parts of the Chattogram Test, Bangladesh were in the driving seat. But consistent good show by Pakistan pacers and top-order have helped the tourists to better the hosts.

Abid Ali hit a century and a 91 to guide Pakistan to make a flying start to the ICC World Test Championship. Along with him, Shaheen Afridi and Hassan Ali contributed well with the ball.

For Bangladesh, Liton Das smashed his maiden ton, and Mushfiqur Rahim posted 91. And with the ball, Taijul Islam was imperious taking seven wickets— his second-best bowling figure in the format.

Ahead of the second Test, Bangladesh called back Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed to the squad. Both had been suffering from injuries and missed the first Test for the same.

However, right-handed opener Saif Hassan has been ruled out due to fever. And, Bangladesh called left-handed opener Mohammad Naim to the Test squad for the first time.

Bangladesh squad for 2nd Pakistan Test: Mominul Haque (Captain), Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Nayeem Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, and Mohammad Naim

Source: United News of Bangladesh