The Bangladesh cricket squad has returned to Pakistan for the second leg of the bilateral series, which includes its first Test match in the country since 2003.
"The Test team is in good shape after winning the last Test against Sri Lanka,” head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul Haq said on Saturday. "Now we have different opponent, but still we haven’t made lot of changes.”
Pakistan completed a crushing innings-and-44-run victory over Bangladesh on the fourth morning on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. Bangladesh were bowled
Pakistan's confidence is boosted by Bangladesh appearing vulnerable without Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan for the first Test starting on Friday.
In-form Iftikhar Ahmed has been included in place of Mohammad Hafeez as the national selection committee announced an 18-member Pakistan squad for the tour of Bangladesh where a three-match T20 series will be staged on Nov.19, 20 and 22 in Dhaka.
Mohammad Nawaz scored a boundary off the last ball as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the third Twenty20 international on Monday, completing a series sweep.
Ali's 151-run stand with fellow opener Abdullah Shafique helped bring play to an end before lunch on the final day, beating their first-innings partnership by five. The duo had already made 109 overnight, chasing 202.
Pakistan pace bowler Shaheen Afridi said on Friday he enjoyed bowling with Hasan Ali as the latter helped him put opponents under pressure in Test matches. Afridi and Hasan have emerged as Pakistan’s new pace bowling pair.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali picked up 3-22 and right-arm medium pacer Mohammad Wasim 2-24 for the visitors as Afif Hossain top-scored with 36 off 34 balls for Bangladesh. In the end, Pakistan reached 132-6 with four balls to spare.