Uncapped Naeem Hasan included in Bangladesh Test squad

Shakib Al Hasan (right) will lead Bangladesh in the Test series
Shakib Al Hasan (right) will lead Bangladesh in the Test series
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Bangladesh have called-up uncapped all-rounder Naeem Hasan in the 14-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka to be played in Chittagong.

Hasan, 17, had a successful stint with the Bangladesh U19 side during the Asia Cup and is also part of the ICC U19 World Cup squad. He has played four first-class matches and has nine wickets.

This will also be the first assignment as captain for Shakib Al Hasan after he was reappointed as skipper of the Test side following Mushfiqur Rahim's resignation.

Fast bowler Kamrul Islam, who last played in December last year has been recalled while Soumya Sarkar has dropped out of contention following his poor performances in South Africa.

The first Test will kick-off on 31st January in Chittagong following which the teams will lock horns with each other in Mirpur from 8th February for the second game.

Bangladesh squad:

Shakib al Hasan (captain), Mahmudullah, Litton Das (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamrul Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Naeem Hasan.

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