Cricket

Tigers bat against Pakistan

2014-03-04 10:05
Mushfiqur Rahim (Gallo)

Dhaka - Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and decided to bat in a must-win Asia Cup match against Pakistan in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Bangladesh have lost both their matches so far - against India and Afghanistan - and made five team changes in their bid to remain in the tournament.

Out went injured spinner Sohag Gazi, along with Shamsur Rahman, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain and Naeem Islam.

They were replaced by Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain and Mohammad Mahmudullah.

Pakistan, who need to win to meet Sri Lanka in Saturday's final, were forced to replace injured opener Sharjeel Khan with middle-order batsman Fawad Alam in their line-up which beat India by one wicket on Sunday.

They also left out paceman Junaid Khan to include left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman in the side.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Abdur Razzak.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq (captain), Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Talha.

Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Johan Cloete (RSA)

Tv umpire: C. K. Nandan (IND)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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