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by Andrew Wood Monday 5 February 2018
Bangladesh have recalled middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman for the second and deciding Test against Sri Lanka to be played in Dhaka.
Rahman last played in the format during October last year during the tour of South Africa and had lost his central contract following charges of him assaulting a young fan during a domestic fixture. He was also fined 20 Lakh Bangladesh taka and was banned for six months from playing domestic cricket.
He has taken the place of left-arm-spinner Sunzamul Islam from the squad that played in the first Test after the 28-year-old managed to claim a single wicket in 45 overs while conceding 153 runs. Also left out of the squad was pace bowler Rubel Hossain, who failed to get a chance in the Chittagong Test that ended in a draw.
Shakib Al Hasan will continue to remain on the sidelines as he recovers from an injury allowing Mahmudullah to lead the side for the second time this series.
The second Test will be played between 8th and 12th February.
Bangladesh Test squad:
Mahmudullah (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Shabbir Rahaman, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Hasan, Tanbir Hayder
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