Captain Muminul, openers Sadman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Taizul Islam, Abu Zayed Rahi, Ibadat and Naeem Hasan have been practicing red ball at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong for a few days now. Saif Hasan, who was dropped from the T20 squad at the last minute, also joined the fleet.
Who else will join the Test team with them? Who is in the 16-member Test team? The state is curious to know that. Originally the Pakistan Test team moved to Bangladesh but when the Bangladesh Test team was not announced, the curiosity was aroused.
As already known, Tamim Iqbal is not in the Test series. He is in London for treatment. Shakib may also return to the country on Monday. However, there is no guarantee that the world’s best all-rounder will play in the Chittagong Test. Whether he will play or not depends on the report of physio Julian Calfato. However, the idea is that even if he cannot play the first test, maybe Shakib will play the second test. So the chances of him being inside the 18 people are very high.
Chief selector Minhazul Abedin Nannu told Jago News on Sunday afternoon, “I will give the party on Monday.” How many parties? Nannu’s answer, 16 people.
There is very little chance of any experimentation with the Test team. Like the T20 series, the chances of any newcomer or brand new face being included are also very low.
However, after talking to the selectors, it was learned that they are worried about pace bowling. With four pacers in the squad, the idea of sorting out a possible team combination has been going on; But now it is difficult to get 4 pacers.
Mostafiz and Shariful are not 100% fit. Shariful has a little hamstring problem. There will be a fitness test on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Mostafiz’s side strain. The only hope is Taskin. This fast bowler is playing almost in a row.
Chief selector Minhazul Abedin Nannu’s heartfelt wish is for Taskin to finish the third and final T20 match against Pakistan on Monday.
Nannu said, ‘God forbid, when something happens to Taskin, it’s over. A genuine fast bowler will be reduced in Tests. I am just worried about 4 pacers. ‘
Thoughts are not the latest form of pacers, Nannu means injury. He has openly admitted to Shariful’s minor injury. Needless to say, Ibadat is considered as the fourth fast bowler along with Taskin, Shariful and Abu Zayed Rahi.
Along with them, off-spinners Naeem Hasan-Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Taizul caught Shakib – these four spinners. Then there are 6 people. Of the remaining six, Sadman Islam, Saif Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shant, Muminul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali Rabbi and Liton Das are the most likely.