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01-Apr-2023 15:11:00 GMT
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Shakib, Litton recall for Ireland Test

Dhaka: Shakib al Hasan and Litton Das have been included in the Bangladesh squad for the one-off Test against Ireland which will start from April 4, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Saturday.

The duo, who will represent Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL)2023, will join their franchise once the Test ends.

BCB chief Nazmul Hassan said on Friday that the IPL franchises are aware of the departure dates of Bangladesh players participating in the tournament.

Pacer Mustafizur Rahman has already arrived in India to play for Delhi Capitals.

Shakib and Litton were also part of Bangladesh's Test squad for a series against India in December last year. But for this coming Test, there have been some changes.

Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Ebadot Hossain and Shoriful Islam have made their return to the side.

Tamim had missed the series against India due to a groin injury, Ebadot had missed the second Test against India due to an injury as well.

Shadman replaces Zakir Hasan, who is currently recovering from an injury to his left thumb.

Zakir had made an impressive debut in the longer format with a century against India.

Nasum Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Anamul Haque and Rejaur Rahman Raja have not found place in the squad.

Bangladesh Squad for Ireland Test:
Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Litton Kumer Das (Vice Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque Showrab, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy.

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