Fizz and Shanto in, Mominul out
Mominul Haque, along with Mushfiqur Rahim and Imrul Kayes, has also been ruled out of the second Test in Christchurch against New Zealand, which begins on Friday. In the absence of Mushfiqur, Tamim Iqbal will lead the side and Shakib Al Hasan has been named his deputy.
Pacer Mustafizur Rahman and batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto have been included in the second squad as replacements.
Batsmen Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque have been sidelined after failing to confirm fitness for the match.
Bangladesh physio Dean Conway said: “Mushfiqur still has pain in the joint of his right thumb which needs time to heal. At this stage we are confident that he will recover fully in a couple of weeks and will be fit for our next Test commitment.
“Imrul has a strain in the front thigh muscle sustained on day four of the first Test. He will need around two weeks to return to training from the day of the injury.
“Mominul is nursing a bruised rib cage. The x-ray on him came out clear but he was unable to make the necessary movements in training today and is not fit for the Test.”
Due to the injury-enforced unavailability of the three players, fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and uncapped batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto have been included in the revised 14-man squad for the second Test.
Squad for second Test:
Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan (Vice Captain), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Subashis Roy, Mustafizur Rahman and Nazmul Hossain Shanto