Media Release : Bangabandhu Bangladesh vs West Indies Cricket Series 2021 – Soumya Sarkar to replace Shakib Al Hasan for the second Test

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Soumya Sarkar has been brought in as the replacement for injured allrounder Shakib Al Hasan in the Bangladesh squad for the second Test against the West Indies. The left-hander, who has a hundred and  four half centuries in 15 Tests, will join the squad’s training on Wednesday. Shakib was ruled out after failing to recover from an injury sustained during the first of the two ICC World Test Championship matches against the West Indies in Chattogram.

The second Test gets underway at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on 11 February. West Indies lead the series 1-0 after winning the first Test by three wickets.