Barring the members from the ODI team that played in the last of three ODIs against the West Indies on Monday, Test skipper Mominul Haque and others from the preliminary 20-member Test squad took part in a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chattogram yesterday.
Six players from the Test squad will take part in a three-day practice game, representing a BCB XI led by wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan against the visitors from January 29 at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said the final squad for the two-match Test series will be announced after the practice match. The first Test will begin in Chiattgong on February 3.
"We will announce the Test team on January 31 after the practice game. We are considering 17 to 18 players for the Test squad, similar to the ODI squad, to keep some as back up," Abedin told The Daily Star yesterday.
Meanwhile, Mominul has recovered after undergoing surgery on a fractured right thumb and is set to lead the team.
Pacer Abu Jayed and off-spinner Nayeem Hasan, who are regular members of the Test side, have also recovered from their injuries and are set to return.