Bangladesh drop Hossain

LONDON - Bangladesh have left out fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain from the squad for the second Test against Zimbabwe.

Anamul Haque, the wicketkeeper-batsman, has been chosen instead, the only change in the squad from the first Test.

Al-Amin, who was reported for a suspect action in the West Indies last month, bowled eight wicketless overs in the first innings of the first Test and was not used in the second.

Anamul is currently in Kolkata with the BCB XI for the Acharya Memorial Trophy. He is expected to join the squad after playing BCB XI's last league game of the tournament against Bengal on October 30.

The second Test starts in Khulna from November 3.

Taijul Islam shone with bat and ball as Bangladesh scored a tense three-wicket win over the tourists in the first Test which ended on Monday in Dhaka, to grab the lead in the three-match series.

The 22-year-old left-arm spinner became the first Bangladesh bowler to claim eight wickets in an innings, his figures of 8-39 helping to skittle Zimbabwe for 114 in the second innings.

Set a modest target of 101, Bangladesh slipped to 0-3 before Taijul, coming in at 82-7, guided his team home with an unbeaten 15 amid mounting tension on the third day at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Taijul, who put on an unbroken stand of 19 with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (23 not out), was named the man of the match in only his third test appearance.

It was Bangladesh's fifth test win in 86 matches and only the second at home after the 226-run win against the same opponents in Chittagong in 2005. – Agencies

Bangladesh squad

Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal (vice-capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Rubel Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Mahmudullah, Shafiul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Marshall Ayub, Taijul Islam, Anamul Haque

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.