Bangladesh vs England: Hosts name two uncapped players in squad for final Test

AFP, Oct, 24 2016

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday included two uncapped cricketers - Mosaddek Hossain and paceman Shuvashis Roy - in their 15-man squad for second and final Test against England.

Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said Mosaddek was included as a backup to Sabbir Rahman, who has fallen ill after putting up a valiant fight in Bangladesh's 22-run loss in the opening Test that ended on Monday in Chittagong.

Sabbir was left stranded on 64 as Ben Stokes claimed two wickets in three balls to seal the thrilling contest on the fifth day.

File photo of Bangladesh team. Getty Images

File photo of Bangladesh team. Getty Images

“Sabbir was feeling sick after the match. So we needed someone as a backup in case he cannot play,” said Minhajul.

Mosaddek, who has a good track record in domestic first-class cricket, played five one-day internationals against Afghanistan and England but he has yet to win a Test cap.

Shuvashis replaced paceman Shafiul Islam, who has been rested.

“Shafiul played all three ODIs and the first Test after coming from injury, we thought he needs a break,” said Minhajul.

The second and final Test will start in Dhaka on 28 October.

Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Shuvashis Roy, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam, Nurul Hasan.

Published Date: Oct 24, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 24, 2016



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