Nayeem Hasan

Bangladesh name uncapped Nayeem Hasan in Test squad to face Sri Lanka


Bangladesh have included the uncapped 17-year-old off-spinner Nayeem Hasan in their 14-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Nayeem Hasan, a teenage off-spinner with just four first-class appearances to his name, has received a maiden Test call-up for the first Test of Bangladesh's two-match series against Sri Lanka. 

The 17-year-old has caught the eye at the ongoing ICC U19 CWC in New Zealand, taking 2/36 in Bangladesh's Super League quarter-final defeat to India, and will return home immediately, with a view to a possible Test debut in Chittagong on 31 January. Nayeem only turned 17 last December and has a best first-class haul of 4/84. 

Shakib Al Hasan returns to the Test squad
Shakib Al Hasan returns to the Test squad

Shakib Al Hasan returns to the squad as captain, having been rested from the tour of South Africa in September and October last year. The experienced spin-bowling all-rounder will be hoping to carry his sparkling form in the ongoing ODI tri-series into the Test arena. 

Mossadek Hossain, the 22-year-old batsman, and right-arm seamer Kamrul Islam have also been recalled, with Subashis Roy, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam and Taskin Ahmed all making way. 

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