Imrul in, Naeem, Bijoy out
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today announced a 14-member squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka to be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on January 27.
Faruk Ahmed, chief selector of the board, announced the squad at BCB media conference room in Mirpur this morning.
The squad is: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain and wk), Tamim Iqbal, Sakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mominul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Imrul Kayes, Abdur Razzaq, Sohag Gazi, Robiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Alamin Hossain and Marshall Ayub.
Sri Lanka will play two Test matches against the hosts in the series, followed by two T20 internationals and three one day internationals.
If picked for the match, Shamsur Rahman will make his debut as the 71st Test cricketer from Bangladesh.
Batsman Imrul Kayes, on the other hand, returns to the team after a two-year break, having last played against West Indies in Dhaka in November 2011.
To make way for the duo, Naeem Islam and Anamul Haque Bijoy were dropped from the team.