BCB revealed the Tigers squad for Sri Lanka Test

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017 | 0

Team Bangladesh is preparing for their upcoming Sri Lanka tour where they are scheduled to play a dual tournament against Sri Lanka and the competition will start in next 2nd March, 2017. The Tigers will play a complete tournament their which consists of two Test matches, three ODIs and two T20I against the Lions. Before starting the main competition, the Tigers will play two warm up matches there to familiarize their environment which would help them to adjust and play good cricket there. Due to the purpose BCB has recently announced the Tigers Test team squad.

After getting the Test status, the Tigers played total sixteen long format matches against Sri Lanka but could not bring any good result but faced defeat fourteen times so far. Rest two matches were drawn. The Tigers played their first Test against the Lions in 6th September, 2001.

Last time, they played in 2013/14 season when the Lions visited Bangladesh and then Sri Lanka won the series by 1 – 0. After almost four years the Tigers is going to visit Sri Lanka where in last time they visited there in 2012/13. Since the beginning, this two teams played total seven Test series and every case, the Lions was the winner. But now, team Mushfiq desperately wants to change the history. The Tigers has lot changes than before and it would be tough for Sri Lanka to beat the Tigers so easily this time. Most of the players of Bangladesh are well experienced and in good form. Besides, this time the Tigers can use cutter master who has returned to the national team after long time. He was ruled out due to injury but according to BCB, Mustafiz is completely fit now. But, BCB could not add another regular opener Imrul Kayes due to fitness. But, BCB hopes that he would be added in the second match if he could pass the fitness test. However, Rubel is included to the Test squad due to his brilliant performance in league cricket but Shafiul was ruled out from the squad as well. Besides, Liton Das is also added to the team as a backup of Mushfiq. Here we present below the complete Test squad of Bangladesh according to BCB announcement.

 

# Bangladesh Test Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain & WK), Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das (WK), Mominul Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Taijul Islam, Mahmudullah, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Subashis Roy, Soumya Sarkar.

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