Bangladesh call up Mosaddek, Subashis for 2nd Test against England

Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) Bangladesh have drafted uncapped all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain and pacer Subashis Roy for the second Test against England.

The selectors left out pacer Shafiul Islam when they announced a 15-strong squad late on Monday for the Mirpur Test, reports bdnews24.com.

The hosts lost the first Test by just 22 runs in Chittagong in what would have been an epic win in their Test history.

Shafiul Islam bowled just 12 overs in two innings in the first Test. His influence on the English batsmen was minimal and he did not claim any wicket.

Pacer Kamrul Islam Rabbi, who earned his first Test cap in the opening Test, retained his spot.

He gave away 41 runs from eight overs in the first innings but did well with the old ball in the second innings. He dismissed Jonny Bairstow to break a crucial century stand.

While the selectors have kept a combination including two pacers in the equation, the inclusion of Mosaddek, another offspinner all-rounder, indicates it would be another turning track in Dhaka.

The second Test begins on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

The squad:

Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Nurul Hasan, Subashis Roy and Mosaddek Hossain.

–IANS

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