As Bangladesh cricket squad landed in Lahore on Wednesday night to play the international cricket series against Pakistan, social media users gave a warm welcome to the Tigers, flooded the platform with great wishes, also expecting the nail biting matches.
Welcome to Pakistan is trending on top on twitter.
Led by all-rounder Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh cricket team arrived in Lahore.
The matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Monday, starting at 2pm.
Under strict security measures, the visiting team reached the hotel from the airport.
At the airport, it was welcomed by PCB officials.
Although The visiting team will hold a practice session at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday (today) before addressing a press conference.
However As soon the team landed in Pakistan, social media users gave guests a heart warming welcome.
Moreover Welcome to Pakistan is trending on top on twitter.
— Falcon Waseem 🦅 (@iamfalconwaseem) January 22, 2020
Welcome to Pakistan @BCBtigers 🐯
It’s been a long time – 12 years to be exact. We hope your stay here is a peaceful and enjoyable one. 🤝#PAKvBAN #WelcometoPakistan #PTVSports #Lahore #Bangladesh #Cricket pic.twitter.com/J54fsyv15w
— S2S Mark (@s2s_mark) January 23, 2020
most welcome to Pakistan… And best of luck team Bangladesh
— farooq niaz barki (@farooqn314) January 23, 2020
— RAO TAHIR ISLAM 🤷🏻♂️ راؤ طاہر اسلام (@I_M_RTI) January 23, 2020
Welcome to Pakistan
Don't worry Boys After Allah Pak Army and we are with you so just relax and enjoy the Hospitality of a great Nation ❤ https://t.co/4MVTJNA4he
— Acha Waqt 👼 (@be_wid_You) January 23, 2020
Furthermore In the second phase of the tour, the team will return to Pakistan to play first Test in Rawalpindi from Feb 7 to 12.
However In the last phase, it will come again and land in Karachi on April 1 to play one-off One-Day International on April 3 and the second Test from April 5.
Welcome To Pakistan pic.twitter.com/HJmmHfxSzp
— Mohsin Ghauri (@MohsinGhauri3) January 23, 2020
Welcome to Pakistan ⭐👌💟💖💙🌷💕💝💓💗💜❤ pic.twitter.com/scs1vqLzpO
— Mubashar Ali (@Mubasha81986427) January 23, 2020
Some users also shared the match history statistics between the two teams as well.
— Khan Sahib (@KhanSah89150942) January 23, 2020
— Chacha Cricket (@chachacricketpk) January 23, 2020
Furthermore These two sides featured in the first and only T20I on Pakistani soil in April 2008, which the hosts, captained by Shoaib Malik, won by 102 runs.
However Their most recent fixture was in 2016 during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2016 in India in which Pakistan, captained by Shahid Afrid, beat Bangladesh by 55 runs.
Moreover In the 10 matches between the two sides in the shortest format, Pakistan have come out victorious eight times, while Bangladesh’s both the victories came at home in 2014-15 and 2015-16 by seven and five wickets, respectively.
Although Friday contest will mark the eleventh T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh, and their nations will be led by Babar Azam, top-ranked T20I batsman, and Mahmudullah.
Squad for T20 Is:
- Babar Azam (captain)
- Ahsan Ali
- Amad Butt
- Haris Rauf
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Imad Wasim
- Khushdil Shah
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper)
- Musa Khan
- Shadab Khan
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Shoaib Malik
- Usman Qadir
- Mahmudullah (captain)
- Tamim Iqbal Khan,
- Soumya Sarkar,
- Naim Sheikh,
- Najmul Hossain,
- Litton Das,
- MD Mithun,
- Afif Hossain,
- Mahadi Hasan,
- Aminul Islam Biplob,
- Mustafizur Rahman,
- Shafiul Islam,
- Al-Amin Hossain,
- Rubel Hossain
- Hasan Mahmud.