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Pakistan cricket team arrives in Bangladesh for series


Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh.  The series, spread over almost a month, will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and a lone Twenty20, reports

The squad arrived at the Shahjalal International Airport and went straight to Hotel Sonargaon.  The ODIs will be played on April 17, 19 and 22.

All of them will be held at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.  The lone T20, on April 24, will be followed by a two-match Test series starting on April 28 in Khulna. The second Test will start on May 6 in Mirpur.

Pakistan have already announced their squads for the three formats. Misbah-ul-Haq will lead them in the Tests, while Azhar Ali will captain their ODI side.

The T20 team will be led by Shahid Afridi. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has already announced Bangladesh’s squads for the first two ODIs. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will lead the home team in ODIs and T20, while Musfiqur Rahim will lead them in Tests.