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November 27, 2018
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Another Bangladesh opener injured, to miss 2nd Test vs Windies

By Chaitanya Laxman

After losing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal due to an injury, Bangladesh now has lost another opening batsman Imrul Kayes for the second Test against Windies.

Kayes needs 10 days to recover: Chief selector

The news of Kayes’ unavailability was conveyed by chief selector Minhajul Abedin . He revealed that the physio report says that Imrul has injured in his shoulder and toe and he will need 10 days for recovery.

The left-hand batsman had injured himself during the first Test against Windies. He looked good in the first innings as he scored 44 runs. In the second innings, he scored just 2 runs.

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Bangladesh’s opening dilemma

The injury to Tamim Iqbal has already created plenty of problems for the Bangladesh team management and now the absence of Kayes will hurt the team more.

The fact that Soumya Sarkar, who opened the innings for the team in the first Test is also struggling to score runs makes things even more difficult for the team.

Meanwhile, the team has made no additions to the squad which means that Sarkar could be opening the innings with Shadman Islam who is yet to play a Test match.

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Bangladesh take 1-0 lead in the series

The home team is leading the Test series after winning the first Test by 64 runs. Bangladesh dominated the game for most parts except for a couple of sessions where Windies players showed resistance.

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Mominul Haque’s classy 120-run knock guided Bangladesh to 324 runs in the first innings and then Nayeem Hasan’s five-wicket haul restricted the visitors to 246 runs.

Bangladesh did lose the plot in the second innings as they were bowled out for a paltry score of 125 runs but Taijul Islam took the center stage on a crumbling wicket and wrecked the visitors with his six-wicket spell.

Bangladesh Test squad: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Soumya Sarker, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Ariful Haque, Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam

Chaitanya Laxman

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