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Return to tests after 15 months

Bangladesh cricket team over the past two years impressed many in the 50-over format. The Tigers are running successfully in ODIs since last world cup in Austrlia. 

 

But all of a sudden, the Bangladesh think tank find themselves short of players capable of fitting into the upcoming two-match Test series against England, the format in which the Tigers are yet to prove their mettle having won only seven in 93 attempts.

Bowling department perhaps has been the major area of concern for Bangladesh as there are a few injury problems going around. Paceman Mustafizur Rahman is still rehabilitating from injury while ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza had to skip the longest format due to injury issues. Even young fast bowler Taskin Ahmed is considered a limited-over bowler, thanks to his injury-prone nature.

The likes of Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Al Amin Hossain are the preferred options for head coach Chandika Hathurusingha with the new ball while there are a few names like Subashish Roy, Abu Haider, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and even rookie Ebadat Hossain who were among the probables for the Test side.