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Abdur Razzak added to Bangladesh Test squad

Abdur Razzak (right) has played 12 Tests for Bangladesh
Abdur Razzak (right) has played 12 Tests for Bangladesh

Bangladesh have recalled veteran left-arm-spinner Abdur Razzak for the first Test against Sri Lanka to be played in Chittagong from 31st January.

Razzak last played for Bangladesh in the longer format in February 2014 and recently went on to become the first Bangladesh bowler to claim 500 First-Class wickets. He has also been in top form for South Zone team in the Bangladesh Cricket League in which he picked 20 wickets from three games.

The decision to include the 35-year-old came after the newly reappointed Test captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the game following a hand injury that he sustained during the recently concluded tri-series in which Bangladesh went on to lose the final to Sri Lanka.

In the absence of Shakib, the selectors have named all-rounder Mahmudullah as the captain for the first Test.

The two-match Test series will be played between 31st January and 12th February in Chittagong and Dhaka following which the teams will feature in two Twenty20 Internationals.

Bangladesh squad for first Test:

Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamrul Islam, Mehidy Hassan, Rubel Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Tanbir Hayder, Abdur Razzak.

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