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Bangladesh has made a first call-up for top-order batsman Zakir Hasan for the first Test against India, which begins on December 14. The decision to send Hasan to the squad was made as seasoned Tamim has yet to recover from a groin injury. Hasan was named player of the match in the first unofficial test against India A and was the leading points catcher in the first-class competition.
“Our physio said that he (Tamim) will not be able to play in the first test. But we are waiting for the medical report for the second test. So we announced the selection for the opening test,” says BCB chief selector Minhajul. Abedin told Cricbuzz.
Pacer Taskin Ahmed, who is not part of the ongoing ODI series against India due to fitness issues, has been included in the Test squad. Bangladesh has already sealed the three match ODI series by winning the first two matches.
The two-match Test series will be part of the World Test Championship.
The second Test will be played 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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