[caption id="attachment_767139" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Shadman-Islam-Getty.jpeg"><img class="size-full wp-image-767139" alt="Shadman Islam scored 73 in the two-day warm-up match against West Indies. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Shadman-Islam-Getty.jpeg" width="628" height="471" /></a> Shadman Islam scored 73 in the two-day warm-up match against West Indies. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>In a bid to strengthen their top order in the absence of the injured <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tamim-iqbal/">Tamim Iqbal</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> have added uncapped opener Shadman Islam for the first Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> which begins on November 22 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in <em>Cricbuzz</em> on Monday, the idea to pick Islam was mooted with the Bangladesh selectors wanting to have more options with their opening combination. <p></p> <p></p>"We have opted to include him in our squad. We are keeping an eye on him for quite some time and we feel it is the right time to introduce him," <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh-cricket-board">Bangladesh Cricket Board</a> s chief selector <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/habibul-bashar/">Habibul Bashar</a> said on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>Bashar explained that Islam s 73-run knock in the two-day warm-up match against West Indies furthered his cause for selection. "He batted really well, and we believe his recent first-class form had helped him to gain a lot of confidence," Bashar said. <p></p> <p></p>The 23-year-old Islam has been among runs in domestic cricket recently. He has also represented Bangladesh A and Bangladesh U-19 teams. The left-handed batsman was the highest scorer in the recently-concluded National Cricket League.