Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), on Friday, introduced their A squad for the upcoming first 4-day game against India, which can be performed from November 29 to December 2 in Cox’s Bazaar, whereas the second game of the two-match sequence can be held from December 6-9 in Sylhet.
Unlike their rivals, who solely named a handful of Test cricketers in the India A squadBangladesh went on to select as many as 10 Test players in their A squad for the opening 4-day fixture. Mohd Mithun will captain the aspect that options the likes of former Test skipper mominul haque and different Test cricketers resembling Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan, Nazmul Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam and Khaled Ahmed.
Minhaj Abedin, the BCB chief selector, defined the transfer by saying the involvement of Test players in this game would assist put together the group for the upcoming two-match Test sequence against the mighty India.
“We have picked many Test cricketers in our ‘A’ squad as we want to prepare for the upcoming two-match Test series against India through these four-day games,” stated Abedin, as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“We have not played a longer version of cricket for a while apart from our domestic competition, and that is the reason we have decided to include so many Test probables, considering the fact when you play against such tough opposition, it will help you to prepare better,” he added.
Bangladesh A squad for 1st four-day game:
Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun(C), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tawhid Hridoy, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Zakir Ali Anik, Nayeem Hassan, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Syed Khaled Ahmed and Sumon Khan .
India A squad for 1st four-day game:
Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Rohan Kunnummal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Tilak Varma, Upendra Yadav (wk), Saurabh Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Atit Sheth.