With Tamim yet to regain full fitness, Zakir Hasan gets maiden call-up for first Test against India

With Tamim yet to regain full fitness, Zakir Hasan gets maiden call-up for first Test against India

Bangladesh have handed a maiden call-up to top-order batter Zakir Hasan for the primary Test in opposition to India, starting right here on December 14.

The choice to draft Hasan into the aspect has been taken because the seasoned Tamim is but to get well from a groin harm. Hasan was named participant of the match within the first unofficial Test in opposition to India A and was the main run-getter within the first-class competitors.

“Our physio stated he (Tamim) received’t be capable to play within the first Test. But we’re awaiting the medical report for the second Test. So, we’ve introduced the squad for the opening Test,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin informed Cricbuzz.

Pacer Taskin Ahmed, who isn’t a part of the continuing ODI collection in opposition to India on account of health points, has been named within the Test squad. Bangladesh have already sealed the three-match ODI collection by profitable the primary two video games.

The two-match Test collection will likely be a part of the World Test Championship. The second Test will likely be performed in Mirpur from December 22.

Bangladesh squad for first Test: Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hassan Shanto, Mominul Haque, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Zakir Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Anamul Haque Bijoy.


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