Live: Bangladesh to bat after winning the toss as Shaheen returns for Pakistan

This match is a must win contest for the Tigers, in order to stay alive in the series.

Live: Bangladesh to bat after winning the toss as Shaheen returns for Pakistan

Saif AL Imam Shota
Desk Reporter

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Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second T20I of the three match series against Pakistan. This match is a must win contest for the Tigers, in order to stay alive in the series. 
A new pitch is being used for this game, where one side of the boundary is shorter than the other. 
Captain Mahmudullah says, "I think it is hard to predict the wicket. It looks good. We will try to put up a good total. We will try to defend"it. You need a good start in T20s."
Bangladesh are heading into this game with the same playing XI, which means that the likes of Yasir Ali and Akbar Ali will have to wait for debut. 
Pakistan, who will be looking to win the series today, have brought in one change to their playing XI. Shaheen Shah Afridi is back into the team, as Hassan Ali, who was the player of the match in the first encounter, is being rested. 
Pakistan captain Babar Azam adds, "We would have bowled first. We hope to restrict them. Both teams struggled with the bat yesterday. I appreciate Fakhar, Khushdil, Shadab and Nawaz. We have good depth in batting."
Playing XI
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim