Hasan Mahmud’s impressive performances in the ODIs against West Indies have seemingly led to his maiden call-up to the Test squad for the upcoming two-match series.
Bangladesh named an 18-member squad for the two Tests against West Indies. They swept the three-match ODI series 3-0, with Mahmud making his international debut. He played two of the three matches, returning 3/28 and 1/54.
Mahmud has so far played 14 first-class matches for Chittagong Division, claiming 37 wickets at 33.91. His Chittagong teammate Yasir Ali Chowdhury, a middle-order batsman, was the only other uncapped player in the squad. The 24-year-old has played 51 first-class matches, scoring 3542 runs at 51.33.
In a boost for Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan, their ace all-rounder, recovered from a groin injury sustained in the final ODI to make the Test squad.
This will be Bangladesh’s first Test since February 2020, when they hosted Zimbabwe in Dhaka. The first game will be played in Chattogram from 3 February, before the teams move to Dhaka for the final Test, beginning on 11 February.
Bangladesh Test Squad:
Mominul Haque (c), Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Saif Hassan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hassan, Taijul Islam, Shadman Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Hasan Mahmud