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Bangladesh-Afghanistan Series

Litton to lead as Dipu, Mushfik earn maiden call-up against Afghan Test



Photo: Litton Das

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced a 15-member squad for the only Test against Afghanistan in Dhaka.

Wicket-keeper batter Litton Das will lead the side in absence of regular captain Shakib al Hasan. Two uncapped players, Chattogram Division batsman Shahadat Hossain Dipu and Rangpur Division paceman Mushfik Hasan were included in the fold.

The 21-year-old Shahadat made his first-class debut in 2021. The right-handed batter has scored 1265 runs from 20 first-class games with two hundreds and 10 half-centuries.

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Mushfik burst onto the scene after his debut in the 2022 first-class season. The 20-year-old fast bowler has taken 49 wickets from 13 matches with three five-wicket hauls.

Both were part of the Bangladesh A side in the recently concluded unofficial Test series against West Indies A.

The visitors are set to arrive on 10 June to play the match which starts on 14 June at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.


Litton Das (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque Showrab, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shahadat Hossain Dipu, Mushfik Hasan.