The Pakistan cricket team’s decision to raise its flag at the Mirpur ground during a practice session ahead of the three-match T20 series has sparked a controversy and has been termed by many Bangladesh fans as a political move ahead of the country’s golden jubilee celebrations. . One fan said, ‘Many countries have come to Bangladesh many times and played many matches but no one has raised their country’s flag on the ground during the practice session. Why was this done? What do they want to prove?
Bangladesh could not win a single match in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. It was also defeated by Scotland in the preliminary round. Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto, leg-spinner Aminul Islam have returned to the team.
Apart from this, new batsmen Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali Chaudhary, wicketkeeper Akbar Ali and fast bowler Shohidul Islam have been included. Opener Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar and pacer Rubel Hossain have been left out of the squad while all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin have been ruled out due to injuries. The T20 series will start on 19 November in Dhaka. The second match will be played on November 20 and the third on November 22.