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Shakib, Taskin return for 2nd Test

Naim receives maiden Test call

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 1 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Shakib, Taskin return for 2nd Test

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Taskin Ahmed returned to Bangladesh Test side for the second Test against Pakistan, scheduled to be held in Dhaka on December 4-8, after both the players were declared fit on Tuesday.

Shakib, who has been sidelined for a hamstring injury since Bangladesh fourth Super 12 game of the ICC T20 World Cup, earlier failed to take part in the preceding three-match T20I series as well as the first Test due to the injury.

Taskin, who was part of the T20 squad against Pakistan, on the other hand, failed to make a cut in the opening Test squad after he needed stitches in his hand for an injury that he sustained during the third T20I against the visitors.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board also named opening batsman Mohammad Naim in their 20-member squad for the series-concluding Test and it’s the first time the southpaw received a call to represent the Tigers in red-ball cricket.

The 22-year old played six first-class matches so far and he scored 183 runs at an average of 16.63.

Bangladesh squad for second Test:

Mominul Haque (capt), Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed, Nayeem Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam and Mohammad Naim.