Meanwhile, the team’s management is awaiting. Shakib Al Hasan’s fitness check as he recovers from a hamstring injury sustained during the. T20 World Cup last month. Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the. Test series due to a second fracture in his left thumb, which he received during an. Everest Premier League encounter in October.
The new faces in Bangladesh’s: Mahmudullah, who declared his Test retirement during Bangladesh‘s previous Test in Harare in. July, is also not in the squad. Joy and Raja were both awarded for their performances in the National Cricket League, according to chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
For Chattogram Division, Joy hit back-to-back hundreds, totaling 345 runs at an average of 57.69. Raja, a Sylhet Division player, collected 12 wickets at an average of 16.91, with the best match stats of 8 for 82. “It’s still early for him,” Abedin added, “but Mahmudul has shown good temperament for the extended version.”
We’ve been keeping an eye on his results in first-class events. He’s big and fast, and he’s got a penchant for taking wickets.”
Abedin further stated that if Shakib is unavailable, the team will rely on players like captain Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim.
“Bangladesh squad for first Test: Mominul Haque (capt), Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadat Hossain, Abu Jayed, Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shakib Al Hasan (subject to fitness)
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