Pakistan squad for series against Bangladesh tests negative for Covid-19

Nov 14, 2021: The entire squad of the Pakistan cricket team who are currently in Bangladesh for a cricket series have tested negative ahead of the T20 and Test series.

The Pakistan squad will now hold their gym and pool sessions at the hotel today (Sunday). They will start net practice from tomorrow.

Captain Babar Azam and all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join the team on November 16 in Dhaka, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement. The team will start the tour with the T20 series on November 19.

The series will feature three T20 and two Test matches. Pakistan will play three T20Is on November 19, 20, and 22. They will also play two Tests, which will be played from November 26-30 and December 4-8 in Chittagong and Dhaka respectively. The test squad will be announced in due course.

The national T20 squad arrived in Bangladesh early on Saturday after their bid for the ICC’s T20 Cup ended in a semi-final loss against Australia.

The squad includes; Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shoaib Malik, Usman Qadir.

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