Last Update on: January 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 pm
After a lot of deliberation, Pakistan and Bangladesh finally managed to agree for a series on the Pakistani soil. With Pakistan desperate for international cricket to return in their backyard, they did all they could to convince Bangladesh and it eventually paid off. At first, it looked like Bangladesh would not play a Test series in Pakistan but eventually agreed thanks to some changes in the schedule.
But despite that, a number of members of Bangladesh team have decided against travelling to Pakistan. Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim is the biggest name who has pulled out of the tour due to security reasons. Along with Rahim, five of Bangladesh’s backroom staff have also decided against travelling to Pakistan. But unlike Rahim and those five coach, fast-bowler Mustafizur Rahman has decided to travel to Pakistan.
But his latest tweet ahead of the tour has made it pretty clear that he too is not fully satisfied with the security conditions in Pakistan. Ahead of leaving for the country, Mustafizur Rahman took to Twitter to post a selfie along with his teammates and asked his followers to pray for them, writing:
“Heading to Pakistan. Remember us in your prayers.”
Heading to Pakistan. Remember us in your prayers. #PAKvBAN pic.twitter.com/7l85XfFUWM
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) January 22, 2020
Meanwhile, Bangladesh will play two Tests, three T20Is and one ODI in Pakistan. However, they will not play the entire series at a stretch as the tour has been split into three parts. The tour will start with the three T20Is, scheduled to be held between January 24 to 27. Bangladesh will then leave for home before returning to play the first Test, starting on February 7. It will be followed by another break
After the first Test against Bangladesh, Pakistan’s players will take part in the Pakistan Super League. After the conclusion of the tournament on March 22, the second Test of the series will begin on April 5. Prior to the second Test, the one-off ODI will take place on March 3. Both the Tests are part of the World Test Championship.