Bangladesh choose to bat in first Pakistan T20


Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and elected to bat first in the first T20I against hosts Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan on Friday.

Tiger opener Tamim Iqbal returns to the team after skipping the tour to India.

Pakistan included debutant Ahsan Ali and Haris Rauf in the team against the Tigers.


Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Mohammad Naim, 3 Afif Hossain, 4 Liton Das (wk), 5 Mahmudullah (capt.), 6 Soumya Sarkar, 7 Mohammad Mithun, 8 Aminul Islam, 9 Shafiul Islam, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Al-Amin Hossain

Pakistan: 1 Ahsan Ali, 2 Babar Azam (capt.), 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Imad Wasim, 7 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Haris Rauf, 10 Shaheen Afridi, 11 Mohammad Hasnain