Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced a 15-member squad for the first Test of the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka.
Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the last series due to family reasons, has been included in this series. However, left-handed opener Sadman Islam is overlooked due to his off-form.
Left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam has also been included in the team but his participation is subjected to his fitness. Along with him, uncapped pacer Rejaur Rahman Raja is also in the squad.
The first Test of the series will take place in Chattogram from May 15 while the second Test will be played in Dhaka from May 23.
This series is part of the ongoing ICC Test Championship. Bangladesh played six matches so far and won only one in New Zealand— their first in New Zealand as well.
Bangladesh squad: Mominul Haque (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shohidul Islam, Shoriful Islam (subject to fitness).