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Liton captain for Afghanistan Test

Staff Correspondent
04 Jun 2023 17:52:55 | Update: 04 Jun 2023 17:57:46
Liton captain for Afghanistan Test
Liton Das — AFP File Photo

Liton Das will lead Bangladesh in their upcoming one-off Test against Afghanistan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Sunday.

This will be the first time Liton will lead the Test side after leading the One-Day International side against India last year.

Bangladesh’s regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan is out with a right index finger injury.

Apart from Liton’s appointment, two uncapped players have been included in the 15-player squad.

21-year-old batter Shahadat Hossain Dipu and 20-year-old pacer Mushfik Hasan have been called up.

Shahadat is a right-handed middle-order batter who made his first-class debut in 2021. He has scored 1,265 runs from 20 first-class games with two hundreds and 10 half-centuries.

Mushfik burst onto the scene after his debut in the 2022 first-class season. The 20-year-old fast bowler has taken 49 wickets from 13 matches with three five-wicket hauls.

Both were part of Bangladesh A side in the just concluded unofficial Test series against West Indies A.

Apart from them, Zakir Hasan has returned to the squad following his recovery from injury replacing Shadman Islam.

Bangladesh Squad:

Liton Das (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shahadat Hossain Dipu, Mushfik Hasan