Bangladesh (above) would look to dominate Pakistan again in the longest version of the game © AFP (File Photo)
Bangladesh (above) would look to dominate Pakistan again in the longest version of the game © AFP (File Photo)

Minnows, Bangladesh would put themselves in a test when they take on one-off South Asian giants, Pakistan, in the first of the two-match Test series at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Tuesday. Bangladesh would look to dominate Pakistan again in the longest version of the game after drubbing them 3-0 in the just concluded ODI series. LIVE Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test at Khulna, Day 1

Considering Bangladesh’s performance in the Tests recently, they registered a whitewash over a touring Zimbabwe, in a three-match Test series, last October-November. Bangladesh won all the three matches convincingly, with Mominul Haque being the highest run-scorer, followed by their star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, who was the highest wicket-taker as well as the Man of the Series. Live Updates: Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test at Khulna, Day 1

However, Pakistan have a good Test side with Misbah-ul-Haq leading the likes of Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed and Younis Khan, who are all set to play vital role in their batting line-up and could bat on for a long term if settled well on the crease.

Squad:

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Litton Das, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shuvagata Hom, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Shahid.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali.