Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Test
Bangladesh vs Pakistan (Image Credits: Twitter)

BAN vs PAK- Match Preview, Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh 2021, 1st Test. Pakistan and Bangladesh are set to lock horns in an upcoming Test series amid the ongoing Pakistan tour of Bangladesh 2021. The BAN vs PAK Test series comprise two games and the 1st Test commences on November 26 (Friday). The venue of the clash is Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Pakistan recently defeated Bangladesh 3-0 in a T20I series. The Babar Azam-led visitors won the 1st BAN vs PAK T20I by 4 wickets, 2nd T20I by 8 wickets, and 3rd T20I by 5 wickets. In all the 3 games, the visitors restricted the home side to a low total in the first innings and then chased down the target comfortably.

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Pakistan cricket team. Credits: PCB

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Bangladesh have a very poor record against Pakistan in Tests. In head-to-head records in Tests, both the teams have played 11 Test matches so far. Pakistan have won 10 times while Bangladesh have failed to win any. One Test ended in a draw.

Bangladesh Cricket Team
Bangladesh Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

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While playing in Bangladesh like the upcoming series, both the teams have played 6 Tests. Pakistan have won 5 of them while 1 ended in a draw. In the last 5 Tests too, Pakistan totally outplayed Bangladesh, winning 4 games while 1 ended in a draw. At Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, both the teams faced each other in one game, which was won by Pakistan.

Pakistan cricket team
Pakistan cricket team won by 109 runs against West Indies in the second Test. Credits: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

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BAN vs PAK- Match Preview, Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh 2021, 1st Test


Bangladesh Cricket
Source: (Dhaka Tribune)

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Bangladesh will be led by Mominul Haque Haque in BAN vs PAK 1st Test. Bangladesh will play their first series in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 tournament against Pakistan. Bangladesh last played a test game in June this year against Zimbabwe in which they bagged victory.

In March 2021, Bangladesh also faced Sri Lanka in a two-match Test series. Bangladesh lost 1 game while the other game ended in a draw. Since Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of BAN vs PAK 1st Test, his absence will definitely affect the team’s performance in the match.

Mominul Haque
Mominul Haque. Image-AFP

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Bangladesh Squad: Mominul Haque, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Saif Hassan , Shadman Islam , Taijul Islam , Yasir Ali.


Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan
Shaheen Afridi celebrates with Pakistan teammates. Credits: Twitter

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Pakistan will be led by their all-format skipper Babar Azam in the BAN vs PAK Test series against Bangladesh. Pakistan currently grabs the 2nd spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 with a PCT of 50.0.

In their last series, Pakistan toured West Indies where they tied the 2-match Test series 1-1. Pakistan have a good record against Bangladesh in Tests and they will be powerful against Bangladesh in BAN vs PAK Test series.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zahid Mahmood.

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