Bangladesh include Shakib Al Hasan in squad for New Zealand tour

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Dec 4, 1:50 PM

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Photo Credits: Twitter

Bangladesh have announced the squad for the tour of New Zealand. The selectors have also included all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who was earlier reportedly unavailable for the fixtures. 

The side would be led by Mominul Haque while comprises of some prominent names like Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Taijul Islam and Taskin Ahmed. 

The two teams will lock horns with each other in a two-match Test series which will be a part of the second cycle of the World Test Championship. The fixtures are slated to begin on January 1 in Mount Maunganui while the second Test will be played from January 9 in Christchurch. 

While the Bangladesh team is presently hosting Pakistan in a two-match Test series, New Zealand on the other side are touring India. The Blackcaps suffered a 0-3 clean sweep defeat in the T20Is while the first Test match ended in a draw in Kanpur. 

The second Test is underway in Mumbai and the home side has taken a first innings lead after bundling out New Zealand for 62 in reply to India‚Äôs 325. 

Squad: Mominul Haque (Captain), Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Kumer Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali Rabbi, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Md Naim Sheikh

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