Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday announced a 15-man squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan, with the selectors resting paceman Mustafizur Rahman.
Afghanistan arrived in Dhaka Friday morning for their maiden Test against Bangladesh, starting 5 September in Chittagong.
"Mustafizur has a light injury. Since we have only one Test match, we did not want to take any risk. Moreover, we have many matches coming. This is why we rested him," chief selector Minhajul Abedin told AFP.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal was also rested for the Test following a request from the player, who wanted the break to refresh after his recent bad patch.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan returned to the Test side. Pacer Taskin Ahmed and all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain were also recalled.
Pace bowler Khalid Ahmed was dropped.
Chief selector Minhajul said wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das will take Tamim's opening slot in the Test.
Afghanistan will also play a tri-nation Twenty20 tournament from 13 September with Zimbabwe and hosts Bangladesh.
Bangladesh squad: Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan (Capt), Mahmudullah Riyad, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Taijul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain and Abu Jayed.
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According to the current schedule, Bangladesh are likely to reach Sri Lanka on 27 September for the three-Test series beginning on 24 October.
Afghanistan became part of the ICC 16 years ago, produced some fine wins in limited-overs cricket, and won two of the four Test matches they have played so far.
The Bangladesh Test squad and the BCB’s High Performance Unit side are likely to leave for Sri Lanka tour on 27 September.