Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan Miraz return as Bangladesh name squads for West Indies
Left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman is in line to return to red-ball cricket after being picked in Bangladesh’s team for their Caribbean tour next month.
|Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladeshi bowler|
Mustafizur hasn’t played red-ball cricket for Bangladesh since a home series against the West Indies in February last year, but he’ll be back in the five-day setup for the two-Test series against the Caribbean side next month.
Bangladesh will face West Indies in two Test matches as part of the World Test Championship (2021-2023), the first of which will begin on June 16 in Antigua.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz, an all-rounder, is also in the 16-man Test team after recovering from a hand injury.
The Test squad, which will be captained by Mominul Haque, includes star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, while veteran Mushfiqur Rahim will miss the visit to participate in the Hajj pilgrimage.
Bangladesh will also play some white-ball cricket after the conclusion of the second Test in St Lucia at the end of June, with the Tigers scheduled to play three T20Is and three ODIs against the West Indies in July.
Left-handed batter Tamim Iqbal has been selected captain of the one-day team, while Mahmudullah, an experienced all-rounder, will lead the T20 side in the remaining weeks of the six-week tour.
Bangladesh Squads for West Indies Tour
Test squad: Mominul Haque (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hassan, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shohidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nurul Hasan Sohan.
ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hassan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Anamul Haque Bijoy.
T20I squad: Mahmudullah (c), Munim Shahriar, Liton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin.
Bangladesh Tour of West Indies schedule
First Test: June 16-20, Antigua
Second Test: June 24-28, St Lucia
First T20I: July 2, Dominica
Second T20I: July 3, Dominica
Third T20I: July 7, Guyana
First ODI: July 10, Guyana
Second ODI: July 13, Guyana
Third ODI: July 16, Guyana