Sabbir Rahman, already played 29 ODIs and 26 T20s but has yet to make his Test debut, leaded the BCB XI in the first practice match against England XI at Chittagong. The coach, however, has become very much enthusiastic to render him an opportunity to play in white dress and so selectors included him in the 14 men test squad for the first test scheduled to be held at Chittagong from October 20. Selectors also called 3 other new faces- Nurul Hasan, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Mehedi Hasan Miraz will join the test team for the very first time.
Nurul Hasan, the wicketkeeper batsman, has already played 6 T20s for Bangladesh. Kamrul Islam Rabbi was in the squad for Zimbabwe series but hadn’t get any opportunity to play. Mehedi Hasan, the skipper of Bangladesh national U19 team, has got the opportunity to share national team dressing room for the first time. Shafiul Islam and Shuvagata Hom made their comeback in the national test squad as Mohammad Shaheed and Mustafizur Rahman had been dropped due to their injuries.
Bangladesh’s Test squad
Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal (vc), Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan , Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Mehedi Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Nurul Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom.