Mushfiqur Rahim may not take up wicketkeeping duties for the only Test against India © AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim received his injury in the first Test against Pakistan late April © AFP

Dhaka: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim may be unable to keep wicket due to injury when the Tigers take on India in a one-off Test match next week, an official said on Wednesday. The diminutive wicket-keeper has not fully recovered from the finger injury he sustained during last month’s home series against Pakistan, but was fit to play as a specialist batsman, said chief selector Faruque Ahmed. FULL SCHEDULE: India’s tour of Bangladesh 2015

Ahmed, who announced a 14-man squad for the Test in Fatullah on the outskirts of Dhaka starting June 10, said the uncapped Litton Das had been kept as standby in case Rahim was unable to keep. “Mushfiqur’s batting is fine but we are not sure if he can be the wicket-keeper,” Ahmed told reporters. “If he can’t keep, Litton will do the job.”

Bangladesh were boosted by the return of frontline seamer Rubel Hossain, who missed the second Test against Pakistan due to a side strain. Rubel replaces Shahadat Hossain in the squad. The selectors otherwise kept faith with the squad that lost the two-Test series to Pakistan 1-0. The one-off Test will be followed by three one-day internationals. READ: Bangladesh announce Test squad for India series; Rubel Hossain replaces Shahadat Hossain

Bangladesh’s Test squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shuvagata Hom, Abul Hasan, Jubair Hossain, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid.