bangladesh vs Sri Lanka cricket news
bangladesh vs Sri Lanka cricket news, included Shoriful Islam in their 16-member crew for the opening Test of the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh Cricket Board has included Shoriful Islam in their 16-member crew for the opening Test of the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka, to begin from May 15. BCB had earlier said that he was likely to miss the primary game due to a surgery however are this moment confident he'll be fit on opportunity. Shoriful and Taskin Ahmed had returned home from South Africa after the primary Test due to respective injuries.
"He (Shoriful) will have his surgery (for the non-cricketing injury) and it will take eight to 10 days to recover. We are expecting to send him on 25 or 26 and even assuming he does the operation after two days we are expecting him to be fit by May 10 and assuming that is the case and he finish the fitness Assessment he will be in the crew for the Sri Lanka series and that is the reason we have kept him as available subject to injury," BCB cricket operation executive Jalal Yunus told Cricbuzz on Sunday.
"Shoriful had ankle injury in South Africa and he recovered from it," he said, adding that Taskin Ahmed's chance of making it into the crew looks very thin as he is as yet having some aggravation from his shoulder injury and will be traveling to England on May 6 to assess his condition.
Shakib Al Hasan, who miss the South Africa Tests and returned home after the ODIs, is expected to play in the long configuration after a long hole, after having missed the series in South Africa and New Zealand. Pace bowler Abu Jayed Rahi and Shadman Islam failed to make cut while pace bowler Rejaur Rahman, who is yet to make a debut, makes a comeback in the crew.
"We have kept Abu Jayed in the practice game. He is deficient with regards to a touch of pace thus we have not included for the Test series but rather we are hopeful that he will make a comeback sooner than later by removing all his deficiencies," BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzz."Shadman is dropped largely due to his structure," he added.
Injury scare for Bangladesh
On the day that Bangladesh announced their crew, two of their stalwarts - Mehidy Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim - suffered little injuries while playing in the Dhaka Premier League. Mushfiqur twisted his left ankle while fielding in the deep, while Mehidy hurt his index finger while completing a catch - of Tamim Iqbal. Mushfiqur was given ice therapy and Mehidy was taken to the nearby emergency clinic.
The Sri Lanka cricket team will arrive in Bangladesh on May 8 for a two-match series which is a piece of the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Title. The visiting team will have a two-day practice game at BKSP on 10-11. BCB authorities let Cricbuzz know that they have changed the venue of the practice game from Chattogram to Dhaka according to the request of the guests. The primary Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chattogram begins on 15 May while the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka is from on May 23.
Bangladesh Squad: Mominul Haque (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton as, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Ebadot Hossain, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shohidul Islam, Shoriful Islam (subject to fitness)