Bangladesh have referred to as up uncapped duo Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Rejaur Rahman Raja for the primary cricket take a look at in opposition to Pakistan in Chittagong that begins on Friday.
Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan can also be included within the squad however must have his health assessed.
“We will obviously have to wait and see if Shakib makes it for the first test but the players who are in the squad have been the most consistent performers for us in tests and their presence can make a difference,” chief selector Minhajul Abedin mentioned on Monday.
Experienced opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has opted out of the sequence on account of harm.
The two newcomers made their approach into the squad based mostly on their performances within the longer type of the sport, in accordance with Abedin.
Batsman Mahmudul, 21, has made a promising begin to his first-class profession with two lots of within the National Cricket League whereas medium-pacer Raja, 22, picked up 33 wickets in 10 first-class matches.
“It is still early days for him but Mahmudul has showed good temperament for the longer version,” Abedin mentioned.
“He is also an in-form batsman. With injury concerns to Taskin (Ahmed) and Shoriful (Islam), we needed to keep our pace bowling options open and Raja got the nod. We have been monitoring his performances in first-class competitions. He is strong and energetic and has a knack for taking wickets.”
The second take a look at is in Dhaka from Dec. 4-8.
Bangladesh squad for first take a look at: Mominul Haque (Captain), Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shakib Al Hasan.