Bangladesh has received a much-needed boost with the announcement that star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is fit to play in the second Test against Pakistan. Shakib has recovered fully from his hamstring injury and has been named to the squad for the second Test.
Taskin Ahmed, the fast bowler, has also fully recovered from his injury and has been named to the squad. Shakib and Taskin’s inclusion will add much-needed quality to a depleted squad that lost the first Test convincingly.
Despite a strong middle order of Mominul Haque, Liton Das, and Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh struggled throughout the Test match due to a lack of Shakib Al Hasan’s all-around ability and Taskin Ahmed’s accurate pace bowling.
Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Bangladesh’s limited-overs opener, has also been called up for the second Test match. Naim is expected to make his Test debut in the second Test, replacing opener Saif Hassan, who was ruled out due to typhoid.
The second Test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh is set to begin on December 4 at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. Pakistan has a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after winning the first Test match by eight wickets.