BAN vs IRE: Bangladesh Announce Squad For One-off Test Against Ireland, Shakib Al Hasan And Litton Das Included
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 14-member squad for the one-off Test match against Ireland, which is scheduled to be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday, April 4. Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das have been included in the squad amid speculation that the BCB will allow them to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought both Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das for their respective base prices of INR 1.5 crore and INR 50 lakh in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. The Bangladesh all-rounder represented the Kolkata-based franchise and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the world’s best T20 league. The wicketkeeper batter is yet to make his debut in the marquee event.

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BCB president Nazmul Hassan said on Friday that the IPL teams are aware of the Bangladesh players’ departure dates and that the board will allow the players to participate in the competition based on their availability.

“We will let them (the Bangladesh players) go to the IPL in accordance with what we informed the tournament about their availability. We haven’t changed our decision,” said Hassan.

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Mustafizur Rahman, on the other hand, has already reached India and will play for the Delhi Capitals after being not included the squad. The left-arm pacer will be available for the game against the Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday, April 2.

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Tamim Iqbal and Ebadot Hossain returned to the Bangladesh side after recovering from their injuries, respectively. Tamim missed India’s tour due to a groyne injury, while Ebadot also missed the second Test with an injury. Zakir Hasan, who made a century on his test debut against India, left the squad due to a left thumb injury and was replaced by left-hand opener Shadman Islam.

Bangladesh Squad For Test Match Against Ireland

Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Litton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy

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