Pakistan wins toss, opts to bat against Bangladesh
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat in a pre-World Cup warmup game against Bangladesh on Tuesday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.cricket Updated: Feb 15, 2011 15:16 IST
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat in a pre-World Cup warmup game against Bangladesh on Tuesday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
The game is co-host Bangladesh's final practice before the World Cup opener on February 19 in Dhaka between it and hot favorite India. Pakistan plays England later this week in a warmup before its first match on February 23 against Kenya in Sri Lanka. Each team named 15 players, but with only 11 entitled to bat or field, enabling them to maximize practice opportunities. Bangladesh's batting lineup was unchanged from the XI that trounced Canada last week.
Bangladesh: (from) Tamin Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hassan (captain), Mohammad Ashraful, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Roqibul Hassan, Shahriar Nafees, Md Sohrawardi.
Pakistan: (from) Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (captain), Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Akhtar, Saeed Ajmal, Muhammad Junaid Khan, Asad Shafiq.
Umpires: Steve Davis, Australia, and Billy Doctrove, West Indies.
Third Umpire: Bruce Oxenford, Australia.
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.