ICC World Twenty20

Pakistan opt to bat against Bangladesh

2016-03-16 12:01
Mohammad Hafeez (AFP)

Kolkata - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first against Bangladesh in their opening match of the World Twenty20 in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Opener Ahmed Shehzad was recalled to the starting line-up after missing the recent Asia Cup for alleged disciplinary reasons.

Bangladesh made just one change from their defeat to India in the Asia Cup final, with Abu Hider making way for Arafat Sunny.

Teams:

Bangladesh:

Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

Pakistan:

Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Imad Wasim.

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Reserve umpire: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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