Pakistan in Bangladesh 2011-12 October 26, 2011

Pakistan to play full-fledged series in Bangladesh

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Pakistan will play two Tests, three ODIs and one Twenty20 between November 29 and December 21, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced. The series was originally scheduled to be held in Pakistan, but the BCB swapped it with a return series that's scheduled for April 2012.

Pakistan arrive in Bangladesh on November 26, and play the one-off Twenty20 on November 29 at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The first and second ODIs are at the same venue on December 1 and 3, while the third is on December 6 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The first Test is from December 9 in Chittagong, and the second from December 17 in Mirpur. There are no tour games scheduled.

This is the first full series between the two teams since 2003, and the first time Pakistan will tour Bangladesh since 2001-02.

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  • dhakaWarriorzzz on October 28, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    I hope it will be a good and competitive series......good luck for both the teams

  • DarindaUK on October 28, 2011, 11:18 GMT

    Please BD fans, be realistic, Pakistan are far better team than Bangladesh. Why talk so big and lose miserably as usual. BD is an unpredictable team, they cannot be trusted to perform consistently. Just hope they can play as good as they did in Chitagong aginst WI at Dhaka. Don't put pressure on our tigers cubs, they'll just fail, but let them loose, they perform better. Best of luck to both team and hope that the series is not one sided. Come on Tiger Cubs, learn to ROARRR!!!! PS: Please don't bring the Liberation issue on this brotherly game.

  • on October 28, 2011, 8:44 GMT

    month of december is the best time to whitewash team Pakistan. lets say now or never come on tigers.

  • MalikAnasAhmad on October 28, 2011, 6:11 GMT

    @Rezaul come on man BD iss way better than PAK in fielding department, hav not you seen the test series they are playing now a days you should have gradedfielding- BD65/35PAK(considering the pressure on them)

  • MalikAnasAhmad on October 28, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    Bangladesh has got a good chance they are in good form and they are at hoe, while pakistan may be tired due to traveling and they could get under pressure as they are not use to have lots of anti Pak crowd along side them as they are playing at UAE now a days, where hardly any crowd appears even for support;)

    Good Luck to both teams,

  • anam1971 on October 27, 2011, 23:11 GMT

    It will be really great to see Pakistani team in Bangladesh in the month of the nation's Glorious Victory, December. I hope Bangladesh will win the first test in Chittagong and give the nation a new taste of Victory on 16th December.

    Also good luck for Pakistan.

  • on October 27, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    Bangladesh must win in da upcoming T20, ODI & Test series against Pakistan.

  • dulabhai on October 27, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    Here are my predictions:

    Twenty20, November 29, Mirpur - PAK will win 1st ODI, December 1, Mirpur - PAK will win (PAK will score 300+ runs) 2nd ODI, December 3, Mirpur - PAK will win (PAK will score 295 runs) 3rd ODI, December 6, Chittagong - BD will win (BD score 220/PAK score 190) 1st Test, December 9-13, Chittagong - It will be a draw 2nd Test, December 17-21, Mirpur - PAK will win

  • Atifus on October 27, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    Well, I am surprised that people are talking about any kind of match between BD and PAK. Guys wake up. Its gonna be a white wash from Pakistan and BD will be blown away, specially the form Pak team is in offlate. There is no match. We know that Pakistan can be unpredictible but against BD.... no way.... Pakistan is gearing up to challenege world's best teams and marching towards no1 test team at least and here we are talking about competition from BD.

  • on October 27, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    i would be a good series after BD performance against WI.

    there should be more between PAKISTAN and BD.

  • dhakaWarriorzzz on October 28, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    I hope it will be a good and competitive series......good luck for both the teams

  • DarindaUK on October 28, 2011, 11:18 GMT

    Please BD fans, be realistic, Pakistan are far better team than Bangladesh. Why talk so big and lose miserably as usual. BD is an unpredictable team, they cannot be trusted to perform consistently. Just hope they can play as good as they did in Chitagong aginst WI at Dhaka. Don't put pressure on our tigers cubs, they'll just fail, but let them loose, they perform better. Best of luck to both team and hope that the series is not one sided. Come on Tiger Cubs, learn to ROARRR!!!! PS: Please don't bring the Liberation issue on this brotherly game.

  • on October 28, 2011, 8:44 GMT

    month of december is the best time to whitewash team Pakistan. lets say now or never come on tigers.

  • MalikAnasAhmad on October 28, 2011, 6:11 GMT

    @Rezaul come on man BD iss way better than PAK in fielding department, hav not you seen the test series they are playing now a days you should have gradedfielding- BD65/35PAK(considering the pressure on them)

  • MalikAnasAhmad on October 28, 2011, 6:09 GMT

    Bangladesh has got a good chance they are in good form and they are at hoe, while pakistan may be tired due to traveling and they could get under pressure as they are not use to have lots of anti Pak crowd along side them as they are playing at UAE now a days, where hardly any crowd appears even for support;)

    Good Luck to both teams,

  • anam1971 on October 27, 2011, 23:11 GMT

    It will be really great to see Pakistani team in Bangladesh in the month of the nation's Glorious Victory, December. I hope Bangladesh will win the first test in Chittagong and give the nation a new taste of Victory on 16th December.

    Also good luck for Pakistan.

  • on October 27, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    Bangladesh must win in da upcoming T20, ODI & Test series against Pakistan.

  • dulabhai on October 27, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    Here are my predictions:

    Twenty20, November 29, Mirpur - PAK will win 1st ODI, December 1, Mirpur - PAK will win (PAK will score 300+ runs) 2nd ODI, December 3, Mirpur - PAK will win (PAK will score 295 runs) 3rd ODI, December 6, Chittagong - BD will win (BD score 220/PAK score 190) 1st Test, December 9-13, Chittagong - It will be a draw 2nd Test, December 17-21, Mirpur - PAK will win

  • Atifus on October 27, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    Well, I am surprised that people are talking about any kind of match between BD and PAK. Guys wake up. Its gonna be a white wash from Pakistan and BD will be blown away, specially the form Pak team is in offlate. There is no match. We know that Pakistan can be unpredictible but against BD.... no way.... Pakistan is gearing up to challenege world's best teams and marching towards no1 test team at least and here we are talking about competition from BD.

  • on October 27, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    i would be a good series after BD performance against WI.

    there should be more between PAKISTAN and BD.

  • on October 27, 2011, 11:08 GMT

    InsAllah BD will do well in this ODI & TEST series ........

  • on October 27, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    @ hanz: only suppoerter cant make the team to WIN...BD players r still immature..they need to implement their basics well..mentall strength is not up to the mark..i still cant accept how come they loose to ZIM or even WI! i m talking abt the series not one or two games..also dnt forget this BD team get bowled out for 58,74 in WC..things to think abt..it will take long time to be in standard level like other top teams..our domestic structure is very poor..

  • Hanz018 on October 27, 2011, 6:54 GMT

    We need a stadium to accomodate our 150 million supporters, we want to scream so loud that God shall support Bangladesh & become a fan of Cricket. Go cricket go........we love cricket.

  • Hanz018 on October 27, 2011, 6:51 GMT

    Being a regular observer of both world cricket & the cricket of BD, Yes, i agree with Rakib that its going to be an interesting series for both team. Nevertheless, Pls be informed that BCB ( Bangladesh Cricket Board ) is a well organized governing body with potential & dedicated Performers. Besides, they have a CEO, a full unit of Australian coaching staff working for various level of teams , Selectors from former best players & so on....

    I believe pakistan team has good potentials & talents, but we know we are climbing the ladder steadily despite some initial amature aplicability of performance due to lacking of maturity. This can make a difference between these two teams, hence pakistan are always facing challanges when it comes to Behave like a team.

    Last not least, we will definitely ensure our boys will work real hard to give pakistan a tough time & if possible a CLEAN WHITEWASH ( INSHALLAH ).

    Cricket is our Life, & we can do anything for it...Go ahead Bangladesh.

  • on October 27, 2011, 5:52 GMT

    it will be very tough series for bangladesh and pakistan....spin 50-50,pace pak 60-40 ban(because of pitch),fielding 50-50,batting pak 55-45 ban(5 for younus),mentality 50-50,both team unpredictable./.\.'.;.,.';\...i am waiting for this series..

  • on October 27, 2011, 5:19 GMT

    bangladesh will win & sweep out clean sweep insaallah

  • Fast_Track_Bully on October 27, 2011, 5:14 GMT

    They way Pakistan played against SL will not give hope to BD. They will lose one more series...thats all!

  • bilalAWAN on October 27, 2011, 4:50 GMT

    Pakistani batsmen are very good against spin bowling and they have a good bowling unit too... So, no chance for banglades to win a single game in tests and ODIs... Your never know about t20s!

  • Meety on October 27, 2011, 3:56 GMT

    Interesting to see if the Banga tour of Pakistan goes ahead - it will almost be the first touring side (apart from Afghanistan).

  • on October 27, 2011, 3:02 GMT

    LOL @ Zubair Ahmed. Spot on dude!

  • Maan109 on October 27, 2011, 1:46 GMT

    I want to see pakistani team under the captancy of boom boom Afridi.

  • Maan109 on October 27, 2011, 1:38 GMT

    It will be one sided series surely.

  • Masking_Tape on October 26, 2011, 21:46 GMT

    Lol Ashik. Agreed!

    ..................

  • La_Bangla on October 26, 2011, 21:39 GMT

    This is not good. What is the sense of having this series? Bangladesh is very very poor and they dhsouldn't be playing test cricket with the top nations. Even Afganistan is ten time better

  • on October 26, 2011, 21:27 GMT

    Pakistan should expect some resistance becaz it would not be all that easy.

  • Saim93 on October 26, 2011, 19:22 GMT

    Full series? How is this like that!?

  • hassan13 on October 26, 2011, 19:04 GMT

    pak is suspect against spin....wont be one sided but of coarse pak will have a huge advantage. Try some young batsmen like sharjeel khan get u. akmal back into good batting rhythm, and try one spinner like reza hassan for a bit of X factor just before eng. who will be prepared for ajmal and rehman.

  • Third_Gear on October 26, 2011, 18:49 GMT

    The way BD played against Wi, it seems this tour going to be tough for PK. Utter fool only will get excited thinking its going to be one sided series.

  • on October 26, 2011, 18:40 GMT

    Bangladesh shud try some new players against Pakistan and give rest to the senior players as Tamim, Shakib, Mushfiqur, Razzak.....may be Kapali too ..........

  • on October 26, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    great cant wait..wana c Afridi razzaq Nazir in ODI , 20-20 team plz...PAK will be a tough game ..they played very well in WC 2011 in Dhaka...gud test for BD ...i think BD can snatch couple WIN..

  • on October 26, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    Will be an AWESOME series !!!

  • on October 26, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    pakistan will win and sweep out clean swip inshallah.,

  • on October 26, 2011, 18:04 GMT

    It will surely be an interesting series as both teams are quite unpredictable as well as their boards..

  • on October 26, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    FUN? Umm NO! it will be so badly one sided..... just a bit of practice for pakistan before england series

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on October 26, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    It will b a real test for both Bangladesh & Pakistan. Pakistan can test their youngsters whether they can play a lot of spin in spin-friendly away conditions or not. Bangladesh also have a good chance to show their improvement. Pakistanis r far better side than Caribbeans. Can Bangladeshi batsmen handle powerful but young pace attack of Pakistan???? If they can do such thing then they r improving otherwise BD will b of same strength like before.

  • on October 26, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    I agree with you Arsalan.

  • Rakim on October 26, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    FINALLY a series between Pak/Bang!! Good luck to both teams :D, Fun series, I hope to see a strong Bangladesh; tough matches!!

  • izak on October 26, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    Should be a fun series to watch. Hopefully Afridi is not in the team which could turn this into a one sided game. No offense Mr. Afridi.

  • on October 26, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    grt news good chances for pak players to inprove thair record in tests...

  • on October 26, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    way to go pakistan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 26, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    Well! Lots of Cricket for Pakistan Team Ahead Good Luck Both Teams :)

  • DarindaUK on October 26, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    This is an excellant news. I hope BD perform against Pak as good as they've done on the first Test against WI. I feel very proud the way BD played this Test and hope they keep up this momentum alive. If not for themself, then for our Country. Go Tigers, keep practicing and you'll get to the top one day Insha Allah.

  • on October 26, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    A series after 8 years between two brotherly nations :) Good Luck Pakistan !

  • on October 26, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    its not good.. Bangladesh shud visit pakistan !

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  • on October 26, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    its not good.. Bangladesh shud visit pakistan !

  • on October 26, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    A series after 8 years between two brotherly nations :) Good Luck Pakistan !

  • DarindaUK on October 26, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    This is an excellant news. I hope BD perform against Pak as good as they've done on the first Test against WI. I feel very proud the way BD played this Test and hope they keep up this momentum alive. If not for themself, then for our Country. Go Tigers, keep practicing and you'll get to the top one day Insha Allah.

  • on October 26, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    Well! Lots of Cricket for Pakistan Team Ahead Good Luck Both Teams :)

  • on October 26, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    way to go pakistan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 26, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    grt news good chances for pak players to inprove thair record in tests...

  • izak on October 26, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    Should be a fun series to watch. Hopefully Afridi is not in the team which could turn this into a one sided game. No offense Mr. Afridi.

  • Rakim on October 26, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    FINALLY a series between Pak/Bang!! Good luck to both teams :D, Fun series, I hope to see a strong Bangladesh; tough matches!!

  • on October 26, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    I agree with you Arsalan.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on October 26, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    It will b a real test for both Bangladesh & Pakistan. Pakistan can test their youngsters whether they can play a lot of spin in spin-friendly away conditions or not. Bangladesh also have a good chance to show their improvement. Pakistanis r far better side than Caribbeans. Can Bangladeshi batsmen handle powerful but young pace attack of Pakistan???? If they can do such thing then they r improving otherwise BD will b of same strength like before.