Liton included as cover for Mushfiqur

Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim could miss the Dhaka Test against Windies that starts Friday. Liton Das has been recalled as cover. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: অনিশ্চিত মুশফিক, দলে লিটন]

Liton Das plays a defensive shot
Liton Das plays a defensive shot


Liton will be joining the national team leaving his current BCL (Bangladesh Cricket League) match for Central Zone against North Zone unfinished in Bogra. He scored 3 runs in the first innings on day one (Wednesday).

The right-hander did not resume play after the end of the first day of the second round after selectors decided to call him for the second Test in Dhaka. He was initially dropped from squad for Windies series following a poor run during Zimbabwe series. He made a duck and 95-ball 84 against South Zone in Sylhet in the first round of BCL.

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Mushfiqur sustained a finger injury during a practice session. Although the injury is not critical but he is still in pain which eventually allows the team management to add Liton.

Mushfiqur had suffered rib injury throughout the Asia Cup in UAE. He played the whole of home series against Zimbabwe after recovering. He hit a record 219* in the second Test versus Zimbabwe in Dhaka, the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi in Tests.

Mushfiqur celebrates in style
Mushfiqur celebrates in style


The veteran had a quiet match in Chattogram against the Windies making only 4 and 19 in the Test.

Bangladesh won the first Test by 64 runs and are leading the two-match series by 1-0.

Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Liton Das

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