Nasir, Shafiul called up for first Test

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 19 Aug 2017, 16:03:25
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Australia tour of Bangladesh: Nasir, Shafiul called up for first Test; Riyad, Mominul dropped

Nasir Hossain and Shafiul Islam will be making their returns to the Bangladesh cricket squad for the first Test match against Australia. Left-hand batsman Mominul Haque will be off the team for the first time along with another Test regular Mahmudullah Riyad.

Nasir played the last of his 17 international Test matches against South Africa back in 2015.

Pacer Shafiul’s last match was against England in October 2016.

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief selector Minhajul Abedin announced the squad on Saturday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com.

The first match in Bangladesh’s two-Test series with Australia will begin from Aug 27 in Dhaka.

Bangladesh squad for first test:

Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Tamim Iqbal Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mossadek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Nasir Hossain.
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