Litton Das named captain for Bangladesh’s one-off Test against Afghanistan

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Vaibhav Tripathi

Wicket-keeper-batter Litton Das has been appointed as the captain of Bangladesh for the upcoming one-off Test against Afghanistan. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced a 15-member squad, which includes two newcomers, Shahadat Hossain and Mushfik Hasan.

With Shakib al Hasan ruled out due to a finger injury, Litton will be the 12th Test captain of the country.

Shahadat Hossain Dipu, a talented right-handed middle-order batter, and Mushfik, a promising 20-year-old fast bowler, have earned their places in the national team for this Test match.

Shahadat has shown his potential with 1265 runs in 20 first-class games, including two centuries and 10 half-centuries, since his debut in 2021. Meanwhile, Mushfik has impressed with 49 wickets in 13 matches, including three five-wicket hauls, since his debut in the 2022 first-class season.

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

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

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