CHITTAGONG: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced the 12-man squad for the first Test against Bangladesh, which will be played at the Chowdhury Zahoor Ahmed Cricket Stadium, Chittagong on Friday.
The match will start at 10:00 am local time.
During a virtual press conference today, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said that the team is in high spirits to perform well in this year's Test Championship.
"Our team is impressive and this time around, will make a good impression in the Test Championship," he vowed.
The Pakistani skipper said his team was not taking Bangladesh lightly. "Conditions here are different [than Pakistan is used to] hence we cannot take Bangladesh lightly," he said. "These conditions are a bit difficult and batters have to stick around on the crease to get settled."
Babar Azam said the Men in Green will have to play with focus and patience to do well in the series.
Pakistan and Bangladesh will clash against each other in the second Test at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Mirpur, on Saturday, 4 December.
Pakistan will be brimming with confidence when they take the field tomorrow against Bangladesh. The visitors completed a 3-0 whitewash over the hosts last week, winning the third and last T20 match of the series in thrilling fashion.