Cricket

Bangladesh sweat over Rahim

2015-06-03 13:22
Mushfiqur Rahim (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.

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.

Bangladesh's Test squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), 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.


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