Bangladesh Name Preliminary Test Squad
Bangladesh have stepped up preparations for their first Test against the West Indies by naming a 22-man preliminary squad for the game, which begins in Mirpur on 13th November.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also named a 12-man squad which will play for the BCB XI against the tourists from 8th November in a three-day game.
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The uncapped players in the squad are wicket-keeper Anamul Haque, batsman Mominul Haque, 17-year-old quick bowler Taskin Ahmed, off-spinning all-rounder Sohag Gazi, all-rounder Abul Hasan and bowler Al Amin.
Test-capped cricketers to have missed out on selection include former captain Mohammad Ashraful, spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo and opener Imrul Kayes. With Junaid Siddique and Shahriar Nafees both selected for the BCB XI, both will be looking to perform well enough to get the nod to partner Tamim Iqbal at the top of the order.
Bangladesh play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International during the West Indies' tour.
Bangladesh preliminary Test squad: Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Junaid Siddiqie, Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Nazimuddin, Enamul Haque jr., Elias Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Sohag Gazi, Abul Hasan, Al Amin
Bangladesh Cricket Board XI: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Shahriar Nafees, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nazimuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Enamul Haque jr., Shafiul Islam, Ali Amin
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