St. Lucia: Left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman is in contention to make his return to red-ball cricket after he was named in Bangladesh’s squad for next month’s tour of the Caribbean.
Bangladesh will play West Indies in two Test matches as part of the World Test Championship (2021-2023), with the first Test commencing in Antigua on June 16.
All-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz is also part of the 16-player Test squad as he returns from a hand issue, while Mosaddek Hossain could play his first Test match since 2019 after he won a recall.
Mominul Haque (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hassan, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shohidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nurul Hasan Sohan.
Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is included in the Test squad that will be captained by Mominul Haque, but veteran Mushfiqur Rahim will skip the tour to take part in a Hajj pilgrimage.
Bangladesh will also play some white-ball cricket after the completion of the second Test in St Lucia at the end of June, with the Tigers set to take on West Indies in three T20I and three ODIs during July.
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hassan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Anamul Haque Bijoy.
Left-hand batter Tamim Iqbal was named as captain of the one-day squad, while experienced all-rounder Mahmudullah will skipper the T20 side during the final part of the six-week tour.
Mahmudullah (c), Munim Shahriar, Liton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin.