Thursday, 9 December, 2021

Khaled, Shohidul added to Test squad

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday added right-arm pacer-duo Khaled Ahmed and Shohidul Islam to the Bangladesh squad that will take on Pakistan in a two-match series.

The first Test is set to begin on Friday at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium while the second Test will be played in Dhaka from December 4.

Bangladesh announced the squad for this series on November 22. Two days later, Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the squad due to a hamstring injury that he sustained during the T20 World Cup.

Khaled has played two Tests earlier but failed to take any wickets. He also played a total of 29 First-class matches and bagged 61 wickets with three four-wicket and three five-wicket hauls.

Shohidul has recently got his maiden T20I cap. He played 35 First-class matches and bagged a total of 93 wickets with four four-wicket and three five-wicket hauls.

Shohidul is the fourth uncapped player in Bangladesh squad after Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Rejaur Rahman Raja.

Bangladesh squad for first Test against Pakistan:

Mominul Haque (Captain), Shadman Islam,  Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Khaled Ahmed and Shohdiul Islam.