Mushfiqur might lose gloves for India Test


Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan says captain Mushfiqur Rahim may decide not to keep wicket in the one-off Test against India.

Mushfiqur injured a finger in the first Test in the series against Pakistan last month, and even though he continued to keep wicket in the second Test he was in obvious discomfort.

There has been suggestions that the 28 year-old might have the Test captaincy taken away from him to ease his burden. He is currently the Test skipper, a leading batsman and wicketkeeper in the longest format of the game.

Hassan said: "There was some talk about removing him as captain, but it wasn't done by the cricket board.

"If Mushfiqur feels the pressure, he will have to decide on it. He has to take a call on which one he wants. In my opinion, the wicketkeeping will come up for consideration first.

"As far as I know, he wants to keep wickets. But since he hasn't fully recovered from injury ahead of this (India) series, there is some doubt about it. He may not keep wickets."