First #PakvsBan Test: A Look The Likely Playing XI

0
9
Fawad Alam & Mohd. Abbas
Image Source: Espncricinfo/AFP/Getty Images
First #PakvsBan Test is scheduled to begin tomorrow and so, here is a look at Pakistan’s likely eleven for the game.

Read: #PAKvsBAN T20 Series: Here Is What We Were Able To Learn

Imam-ul-Haq Likely To Make A Comeback During The First #PakvsBan Test

Pakistan's Tour To South Africa, Imam-ul-Haq A Parchi, Pakistanis vs Cricket Australia XI, Adelaide Test, Hasan Ali South Africa, First #PakvsBan Test
Image Source: Samaa TV

Imam-ul-Haq is almost certain to register his Test comeback and open the innings with Abid Ali. Senior batsman Azhar Ali as usual is expected to bat at number 3. Nevertheless, Azhar hasn’t been in prolific form for a while now and hence, following a bad West Indies tour we expect the 36 year old to play the game under pressure.

Read: PakvsBan: Why Pakistan Must Play Shahnawaz Dahani Today

Middle-order

Abid Ali Babar Azam, First #PakvsBan Test
Image Source:
bignewsnetwork.com

Skipper Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Mohd. Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf are expected to bat at their regular positions. Pakistan nevertheless, might rest wicket-keeper Mohd. Rizwan who has had a busy year and play Sarfaraz Ahmed instead.

Read: #ChampionsTrophy 2025: India Seems Reluctant To Tour Pakistan

Bilal Asif Too Expected To Make A Comeback

Pakistan’s First Test Against Australia, Pakistan’s Playing XI Against Bangladesh, First #PakvsBan Test
Image Source: ESPN.com

Off-spinner Bilal Asif is likely to replace the injured Yasir Shah while Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi are also expected to feature during the opening encounter. Still, like Rizwan pacers Afridi and Hasan too have had a long year and so, the think tank might as well rest one of them and play Mohd. Abbas instead.