Yasir debuts as Bangladesh opt to bat first

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Yasir debuts as Bangladesh opt to bat first

BDCricTime Staff
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Yasir Ali Rabbi has finally won a Test cap for Bangladesh in the first of two Tests against Pakistan at his home ground Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
After being around the national team set-up for over two years, Yasir now becomes the 98th player to represent Bangladesh in Tests. 
Bangladesh are playing with two spinners Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz and two pacers Abu Jayed Rahi and Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury in their line-up.
Saif Hassan will open with Shadman Islam with Najmul Hossain Shanto and skipper Mominul Haque to follow. Liton Das will keep the wickets. 
Pakistan have handed Test debut to Abdullah Shafiq, who will open with Abid Ali.
The visitors have fast bowlers Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi accompanied by Faheem Ashraf. Nauman Ali and Sajid Khan will look to make purchase out of ZACS track.  
Bangladesh XI: Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Ebadot Hossain
Pakistan XI: Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi.