Bangladesh who lost the First Test by an innings and 184 runs have axed former Skipper Mohammad Ashraful for the second and final Test at Mirpur. Ashraful had a dismal game in the first Test at Chittagong where he came up with scores of 1 and 0. Medium pacer Shafiul Islam, who was ignored for the first test has been drafted in the side. There was some controversy regarding the Bangladeshi squad for the second Test caused by the lack of communication between the selectors and the team management. Mohammad Ashraful was part of the team in the hotel and also took part in the training at the ShereBangla National Stadium until yesterday as he and also the team management thought that he was part of the squad!
Following is Bangladesh's Squad for the Second Test against Pakistan which begins on the 17th :
Bangladesh Squad : MushfiqurRahim (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Mahmudullah (Vice-Captain), TamimIqbal, Nazimuddin, ShahriarNafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Naeem Islam, NasirHossain, Elias Sunny, ShahadatHossain, SohrawardiShuvo, Robiul Islam, NazmulHossain, Shafiul Islam
- BV Swagath