After the thrilling T20I battle, Bangladesh and Pakistan are set to face one another within the two-match Take a look at collection, beginning November 26 in Chattogram.
The hosts have been utterly outplayed within the three-match T20I leg, accomplished on Monday, the place Pakistan registered a full whitewash. The vacationers can be hoping to copy the same show within the red-ball format as effectively.
Alternatively, Bangladesh can be hoping to bounce again and begin the Take a look at collection on a excessive observe. Forward of the opening Take a look at, Bangladesh have introduced a 16-member squad on Tuesday. Mominul Haque will captain the facet. Senior all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been picked within the squad, however his health shall be assessed previous to the primary Take a look at.
Uncapped gamers Mahmudul Hasan and Rejaur Rahman have been named within the outfit. Mahmudul was picked on the grounds of his latest exploits within the home circuit, together with two centuries within the ongoing Nationwide Cricket League. Equally, Rejaur has to date taken 33 wickets in 10 matches to earn a spot within the nationwide squad. Rejaur’s inclusion turns into essential, particularly within the absence of Taskin Ahmed, who received injured within the ultimate T20I.
“It’s nonetheless early days for him, however Mahmudul has confirmed good temperament for the longer model. He’s additionally an in-form batsman. With damage issues to Taskin (Ahmed) and Shoriful (Islam), we would have liked to maintain our tempo bowling choices open, and Raja received the nod. We have now been monitoring his performances in first-class competitions. He’s sturdy and energetic and has a knack for taking wickets,” mentioned Chairman of the Nationwide Choice Panel, Minhajul Abedin, as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“There’s a good bit of expertise for those who think about that Mominul (Haque), Mushfiqur (Rahim), Shakib, Taijul (Islam) and Miraz (Mehidy Hasan) are all a part of the squad. We are going to clearly have to attend to see if Shakib makes it for the primary Take a look at, however these gamers have been essentially the most constant performers for us in Checks, and their presence could make a distinction,” he added.
Right here is the Bangladesh squad for the primary Take a look at:
Mominul Haque (c), Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Kumar Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shakib Al Hasan (topic to being declared match to play)