BAN to debut uncapped opener for 2nd Windies Test

The Bangladesh team management has decided to play uncapped opening batsman Shadman Islam in the second Test against Windies and the management has also announced a 13-member squad for the 2nd Test.

 

Shadman Islam to be rewarded for consistent show in recent times

The injury to Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes has forced Bangladesh team management to try a new face at the top of the batting order.

Islam has featured in 42 first-class games scoring 3023 runs at an average of 47.50. He was roped in the team for the first Test as a cover for Tamim but he didn’t make it to the playing XI.

But now with Kayes also injured, he is set to make his Test debut in the second Test. The opening batsman was impressive in the warm-up game against Windies where he scored 73 runs.

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Looking forward to see Shadman: BCB selector

Bangladesh Cricket Board selector Minhajul Adedin told a online cricket portal that Imrul Kayes is having pain on his shoulder and that is the reason they have opted to rest him.He explained that they are looking forward to see how Shadman responds to international cricket. If he makes it into the XI as he is scoring runs quite consistently in the domestic tournament.

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He also revealed that there is no specific update of Tamim’s injury status so the selectors have not included him. But at the same time he cleared that if Tamim is available then they can include him anytime. That is why they had to announce a 13-member squad.

 

13-member Bangladesh squad for the second Test

The home team won the first Test against Windies and the second Test will begin from November 30th.

Bangladesh Squad: Shakib Al Hasan(c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam, Nayeem Hasan

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