Isam: Bangladesh need more from Shakib
Mosaddek Hossain and Subashis Roy have received maiden call-ups to the Bangladesh squad for the second Test against England, which begins on October 28. Shafiul Islam is the only player from the XI that played the first Test in Chittagong to be “rested” for the Dhaka Test.
Chief selector Minhazul Abedin said that Shafiul had been given time off while Mosaddek had been added as cover for an unwell Sabbir Rahman.
“We have rested Shafiul because he got really tired playing his first Test in a long time,” Minhazul said. “We have called up [Mosaddek Hossain] Saikat as cover for Sabbir, who got sick in Chittagong.”
Mosaddek is highly rated as a middle-order batsman in the domestic scene, having scored three double-hundreds last year. He made his ODI debut against Afghanistan, impressing with his ability to rotate the strike, bowl accurately and field well. Subashis has been called up at this level for the first time, having taken 136 wickets in 51 first-class matches.
Bangladesh squad for the second Test: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Subashis Roy
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo