Live: Saif Hassan makes debut as Bangladesh elect to bat

Bangladesh have handed Saif Hassan his T20I debut in this series.

Live: Saif Hassan makes debut as Bangladesh elect to bat

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Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad won the toss and opted to bat first in the first T20I of the three match series against Pakistan. The hosts have made some big calls in response to a disappointing outing in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2021. 
Bangladesh have handed Saif Hassan his T20I debut in this series. The Tigers also brought in leg spinner Aminul Islam Biplob and left handed batter Najmul Hossain Shanto into the playing XI. Yasir Ali and Akbar Ali will have to wait for their debut. 
Pakistan, who had a wonderful T20 World Cup campaign, made a few changes of their own as well. Shaheen Shah Afridi was rested as Mahommad Wasim is playing in place of him. The likes of Khusdil Shah and Mohammad Nawaz have also got the opportunity to play today, with the likes of Imad Wasim and Asif Ali being rested. 
Playing XI
Bangladesh: 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Saif Hassan, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mahmudullah (c), 5 Afif Hossain, 6 Nurul Hasan (wk), 7 Mahedi Hasan, 8 Taskin Ahmed, 9 Aminul Islam, 10 Shoriful Isam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Haider Ali, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Khushdil Shah, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Wasim Jr