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Shakib al-Hassan returns as Bangladesh announce squad for first Check in opposition to Sri Lanka

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has named Shoriful Islam and Shakib al-Hassan of their 16-man squad for the primary take a look at of the approaching house collection in opposition to Sri Lanka beginning on 15 Might. Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka for a two-legged Check collection beginning with the primary Check on Might 15 on the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

This collection can be performed as a part of the ICC International Check Championship 2021-23 cycle with Sri Lanka these days in 5th position with a issues proportion of fifty % and Bangladesh 8th above the picket spoon with 16.66 %.

Bangladesh can be boosted through the go back of Shakib Al Hassan, who ignored the two-match Check collection in opposition to South Africa because of non-public causes. The Tigers ignored out at the products and services in their ace all-rounder in a chain they misplaced 2-0, together with two disappointing fourth-inning finishes after they had been disregarded 53 and 80 respectively.

The inclusion of Shoriful Islam relies on health, who additionally ignored the collection in opposition to South Africa because of an ankle damage. Taskin Ahmed, who suffered a shoulder damage all through the primary take a look at in opposition to Proteus, stays unavailable as he continues his restoration.

The Bangladesh crew, led through Mominul Haq, has a excellent mixture of revel in and formative years, with avid gamers like Rejaur Rahman Raja and Shohidul Islam ready in line for his or her first take a look at caps.

Sri Lanka is because of arrive in Bangladesh on Might 8 and play a two-day apply recreation earlier than the primary take a look at starts on the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Might 15. The motion will then transfer to the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Dhaka for the second one Check on 23 Might.

Composition of Bangladesh: Mominul Haq (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfikur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Yasser Ali, Taijul Islam, Mehidi Hassan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Nurul Hassan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shohidul Islam, Shoriful Islam (topic to availability)

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