Bangladesh hand Nazmul, Mithun maiden Test call-ups

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Bangladesh delivered the first calls to four uncovered players: Ariful Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Khaled Ahmed and Nazmul Islam in the 15-member team for the first Test against Zimbabwe in Sylhet.

Kamrul Islam, Rubel Hossain and Nurul Hasan have been excluded, while Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan are still injured. Mahmudullah will lead the side in the absence of Shakib, due to a finger injury. Meanwhile, Tamim is recovering from a wrist injury suffered in the Asian Cup in September.

Kamrul and Rubel picked up just one window on the West Indies two-test tour in June-July, and lost their places against Mustafizur Rahman and Khaled, the 26-year-old fast pitcher who has 48 windows in 20 games first class. Nurul, meanwhile, has been left out despite being one of two Bangladesh hitters who are on tour for half a century in the test series.

Bangladesh Squadron: Mahmudullah (capt), Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Shafiul Islam, Jenguazu Mithun, Khaled Ahmed, Nazmul Islam

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Mohammad Isam is the correspondent for ESPNcricinfo in Bangladesh. @ isam84

ESPN Sports Media Ltd.


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