BAN vs IND: Mushfiqur, Taskin recalled for India Tests; Tamim Iqbal to miss out
Mushfiqur Rahim last played Test cricket in May 2022
Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced a strong 17-member squad to face the second-ranked Indian team in the two-match Test series. Shakib Al Hasan, who was named the Test skipper earlier in the year, will be leading Bangladesh in what will be his second series as captain in this tenure.
Mushfiqur Rahim has been recalled to the Test squad to bring in his experience against a heavyweight Indian lineup. Statistically, the 35-year-old loves playing against the neighbours, especially in the longest format, where he averages over 50 with two centuries and two half-centuries.
Meanwhile, another experienced player Tamim Iqbal has been kept out of the squad. However, the star opener was ruled out of the ODIs and now has to miss out on the Tests as well.
In other notable inclusions, Yasir Ali and Taskin Ahmed have been recalled in the Test setup. Zakir Hasan, on the other hand, has earned his maiden call-up in the longest format after notching 173 & 118* (at the time of writing) against India-A.
Bangladesh's Test squad
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Zakir Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Rejaul Rahman Raja, Anamul Haque.
The visiting Indian side has already announced their squad for the Tests. However, they might come in a muddle after skipper Rohit Sharma sustained a thumb injury in the second ODI match.
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