BCB declares squad for the Sri Lanka series: Shakib returns



BCB declares squad for the Sri Lanka series: Shakib returns

BCB declares squad for the Sri Lanka series: Shakib returns

23 May 2022  Authorbet365baji

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan returned to the team for this series, and the world's best all-rounder could not play in the Test series against South Africa due to personal problems. Meanwhile, opener Sadman Islam and pacer Abu Zayed Rahi have been dropped from the 16-member squad.

Besides, Taskin Ahmed has been ruled out of the Sri Lanka series due to injury. After a series, in the absence of Taskin, pacer Rezaur Rahman Raja returned to the Test team. Another important pacer of the team, Shariful Islam, is also injured. Even if he is kept in the team, there is enough uncertainty about getting him on the field. He will be able to play only after recovering from an injury.

If all goes well, the Sri Lankan team will set foot in Bangladesh on May 8. The first Test of the two-match series will start on May 15 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The second and final match will be played on May 23-27 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Meanwhile, the Lankans will come to Bangladesh with the final team of 18 members from the preliminary squad.

According to the Test statistics of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh has had no success. Bangladesh has won only one of the 22 Tests between the two teams. 4 Tests have been drawn, and Sri Lanka won all the other matches. Bangladesh has no victory at home. 6 losses in 8 matches and two other Test draws.

Bangladesh squad for Test series against Sri Lanka:
Muminul Haque (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Kumar Das (wicket-keeper), Yasir Ali Rabbi, Taizul Islam, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Ebadat Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Rezaur Rahman Raja, Shahidul Islam and Shariful Islam (depending on fitness).