Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), on Thursday, introduced their males’s squad for the upcoming first Take a look at in opposition to India, beginning December 14 in Chattogram.
Tamim Iqbal, who was dominated out of the continued ODI collection after choosing up a groin harm, continues to overlook the two-match Take a look at collection opener. To refill Tamim’s footwear, Bangladesh have handed a maiden call-up to prime order batter Zakir Hasan.
Zakir has been picked within the 17-member squad after ruling the run-charts within the home four-day competitors. He was named Participant of the Match within the first unofficial Take a look at in opposition to India, following a defiant 173 within the second innings to earn the hosts a draw.
“Our physio mentioned he received’t be capable of play within the first Take a look at. However we’re awaiting the medical report for the second Take a look at. So, we’ve introduced the squad for the opening Take a look at,” mentioned BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“As for Zakir, we really feel he’s performing commonly in home cricket to earn a spot within the Take a look at squad,” Minhajul added.
Senior batter Mushfiqur Rahim has made his comeback to the Take a look at squad after lacking his aspect’s earlier task within the red-ball format in opposition to West Indies. Equally, Taskin Ahmed, who didn’t function within the ongoing ODI collection due to an harm, is match for the Checks.
The second and closing Take a look at will start on December 22 in Dhaka. Notably, the hosts have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead within the ODI collection after successful the primary two nail-biters.
Bangladesh squad for the primary Take a look at in opposition to India:
Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure, Najmul Hassan Shanto, Mominul Haque, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Zakir Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Anamul Haque Bijoy