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Shoriful in Bangladesh squad for 2nd test against Windes

Published : Jun 20, 2022 09:57:00 PM | Sports

Left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the second Test against the hosts West Indies, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said Monday.

Shoriful was not a part of the Test side due to an injury. As the pacer is doing well now, the selectors added him to the team.

He has played four Tests and bagged six wickets. Shoriful's best bowling figure is 69/3.

In the first Test of the series, Bangladesh suffered a seven-wicket defeat after a poor batting display in both innings. 

New Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan hit 50s in each innings, and Nurul Hasan Sohan scored one in the second innings. Most of the other batsmen were too culpable in their dismissals.

Mehidy Hasan bagged four wickets in the first innings; Khaled Ahmed took three in the second. 

The second Test of the series is set to be played on June 24 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

After the two-match Test series, both teams will lock horns in a three-match ODI and three-match T20I series.