Bangladesh are set to play the second of the three-match T20 international series against Pakistan on Saturday at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Their batsmen had a forgettable day in the first game of the series. However, the bowling attack fought brilliantly and made a match out of a low-scoring total.
However, Pakistan, in the end, had the last laugh, winning the game by 4 wickets. Ahead of the second T20 international, they would look to bounce back strongly. Here’s a look at our predicted playing 11 of Bangladesh for the second T20 international against Pakistan.
BAN vs PAK: Bangladesh’s Predicted Playing XI vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I
Openers: M Naim and Saif Hassan
M Naim was one of the standout batsmen for Bangladesh in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. However, he got out early for 1 off 3 in the first T20 international against Pakistan. He would be keen to exhibit a strong show with the bat in the next game. Saif Hassan played his debut T20 international on Friday against Bangladesh.
He scored just 1 run off 8 deliveries. However, it’s unlikely that he would be dropped just after one bad performance. The management must persist with him and give confidence to the youngster.