Tigers keep same squad for Dhaka Test


Bangladesh have named an unchanged squad for the second Test against South Africa in Dhaka, after drawing the first match in Chittagong with the help of two days of persistent rain.

It was the first time the Tigers had achieved a draw against the Proteas, and will go to Dhaka looking for their first win, keeping the same line up that did so well in the first game.

They managed to bowl the Proteas out for 248 on a flat pitch, and then the Tigers recorded their best innings score against the world's best Test side, making 326 all out. When the action ended late on day three, effectively the end of the game, SA were on 61 for none.

Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes was disappointed that the rain arrived when it did, saying he was confident his side could continue to do well, especially given they had beaten the Proteas, and three other teams, in ODI series this year.

Kayes said on Gazi TV: "Obviously, because Bangladesh played really good cricket as a team. Overall, had there been a five-day game we would have had a positive result because we dominated this Test quite well.

"I think we are unlucky that it didn't happen. I think this is a positive side for Bangladesh cricket. The fact that we played consistently for a long time, I think that is a good sign for us and a big achievement for us."

Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Tamim Iqbal (Vice Captain), Imrul Kayes, Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Hoque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarker, Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Zubaer Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Mustafizur Rahman