BAN vs PAK: Good News For Bangladesh Even After Losing First Test to Pakistan

Pakistan won the first Test convincingly and Bangladesh would look to bounce back in the second and final Test starting December 4.

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Dhaka: There is some good news coming for Bangladesh even after losing the first Test to Pakistan. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been declared fit and will be available for selection in the second and final Test starting December 4. Along with Shakib, fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, who was ruled out of the first Test due to a finger injury he sustained during the third T20I against Pakistan has also recovered on time to be fit for the final Test.

Shakib had failed to recover from his hamstring injury in time for the Chattogram Test that Bangladesh lost to Pakistan by eight wickets. Apart from the first Test, he also missed the T20I series against Pakistan and the last couple of matches in the T20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Naim, the T20 specialist, makes his first appearance in the Test squad, an Espncricinfo report said.

The new inclusions make it a 20-man squad for the Dhaka Test as nobody was dropped out from the side named for the opening match.

Squad for second Test: Mominul Haque (capt), Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed, Nayeem Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, Mohammad Naim

(With IANS Inputs)

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