Bangladesh step up preparation
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh have stepped up preparations for their first Test against the West Indies by naming a 22-man preliminary squad for the game, which begins at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka November 13th.
The uncapped players in the squad are wicket-keeper Anamul Haque, batsman Mominul Haque, 17-year-old quick bowler Taskin Ahmed, off-spinning all-rounder Sohag Gazi, all-rounder Abul Hasan and bowler Al Amin.
Test-capped cricketers to have missed out on selection include former captain Mohammad Ashraful, spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo and opener Imrul Kayes.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also named a 12-man squad which will play for the BCB XI against the tourists from 8th November in a three-day game.
Bangladesh play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International during the West Indies' tour.
Bangladesh Preliminary Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Zunaed Sddique, Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmud Ullah, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Nazim Uddin, Enamul Hoque (Jr.), Mohammad Elias, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Anamul Hoque, Muminul Hoque, Taskin Ahmed, Shohag Gazi, Abul Hasan, Al Amin