Cricket

Bangladesh bat first Dhaka

2015-04-17 10:45
Shakib Al Hasan (AFP)

Dhaka - Bangladesh's stand-in captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to bat in the first one-day international against Pakistan in Dhaka on Friday.

Shakib is leading the hosts in the absence of Mashrafe Mortaza, who is serving a one-match ban for slow over rates during the recent World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The match marks the start of a new era for Pakistan following the one-day retirement of skipper Misbah-ul Haq and senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi after the World Cup.

Batsman Azhar Ali is captain of the new-look team that includes just four players who took part in the World Cup. Pakistan handed one-day debuts to batsman Mohammad Rizwan and all-rounder Saad Nasim.

The tourists were boosted by the return of off-spinner Saeed Ajmal after an eight-month absence due to an illegal bowling action.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Abul Hasan.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, Saad Nasim, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Junaid Khan.

Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) and Sharfuddoula Saikat (BAN)

TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


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