This is the first match of the bilateral T20 series between Bangladesh and Pakistan. Pakistan will be led by Babar Azam, while Mahmudullah will captain Bangladesh. Pakistan are No.1 in ICC T20I rankings, but were defeated in eight of their last nine games, while Bangladesh are placed ninth on the ICC rankings. Bangladesh have agreed to play in Pakistan after much difficulty and persuasion for a split series, starting with T20Is on Friday followed by ODIs and then Tests in April 2020.
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan.
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 2.30 PM IST
PAK vs BAN Team Squads
Pakistan : Babar Azam (c), Ahsan Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain.