With Tamim yet to regain full fitness, Zakir Hasan gets maiden call-up for first Test against India | Cricket News

CHATTOGRAM: Bangladesh handed first call-up to top hitter Zakir Hassan for the first test against India, from December 14.
The decision to sign Hasan to the team was made as the seasoned Tamim is yet to recover from a groin injury.
Hasan was named player of the match in the first unofficial test against India A and was the top bowler in the premier class competition.
“Our physio said he (Tamim) won’t be able to play in the first test. But we are waiting for the medical report for the second test. So we announced the squad for the opening test,” the coach said. in chief of the BCB, Minhajul. Abedin told Cricbuzz.
Pacer Taskin Ahmed, who is not in the ongoing ODI series against India due to fitness issues, has been named in the test squad. Bangladesh have already sealed the three-game ODI series by winning the first two games.
The two-game Test series will be part of the World Test Championship.
The second Test will be played in Mirpur from December 22.
Bangladesh team for the first test: Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hassan Shanto, Mominul Haque, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam , Zakir Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Anamul Haque Bijoy.


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