Mominul to replace Mosaddek in 14-member Bangladesh Test squad

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Lady luck smiled quickly for Mominul Haque, the solid Bangladesh batsman who on Saturday was left out of Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for the first Test against Australia, has now been reinstated in place of Mosaddek Hossain.

Rabid Imam, Media manager OF BCB on Sunday evening, said to BSS on telephone that Mosaddek who was picked in the squad could not show quick sign of recovery from his eye problem before the first Test, therefore the selectors have decided to replace him with Mominul Haque.

Earlier in the evening chief selector Minhajul Abedin talking to reporters confirmed that Mosaddek injury would take some more days to recover so we have decided to call back Mominul in place of Mosaddek.

Mominul, until recently a regular in Bangladesh’s Test team, was left out of the team for the Tigers’ most recent Test against Sri Lanka in March after indifferent form following a 65 in the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington in January.

On Saturday, the selectors announced a 14-member squad in which Nasir Hossain made a comeback, but there was no place for Mominul Haque. It created a stir because Mominul has been one of Bangladesh’s better batsmen, averaging 46.38 in Tests.

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