Mosaddek Hossain has been included in the squad for the second Test against England, set to begin in Mirpur from Friday, as a safety net for Sabbir Rahman, who has complained of a stomach pain. In addition, the national selectors have also replaced Shafiul Islam with the uncapped Shuvashish Roy.
Sabbir, who played a magnificent knock in the second innings of the first Test, will undergo an endoscopy as soon as the team returns to Dhaka from Chittagong today in order to know the state of his health. He has an appointment with the doctor today.
The batsman has been complaining about a stomach-related pain since the beginning of the first Test. A primary examination in Chittagong though didn't find anything wrong. “Sabbir is a little sick and that's why we brought Mosaddek to the squad as a back-up. With regards to Shafiul, we felt that he needed a break as he played the ODIs and the first Test. Shuvashish has done well in domestic cricket and he was the next best option for us,” explained chief selector Minhajul Abedin while speaking to The Daily Star yesterday.
Mushfiqur Rahim (C),Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarker, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Hoque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nurul Hasan, Shuvashis Roy.