Bangladesh on Saturday dropped pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman and reviewed Rubel Hossain for the main Test of the two-coordinate arrangement against Pakistan which starts in Rawalpindi one week from now. Mustafizur was in the two-Test arrangement against India in November yet was not picked for any of the matches because of his poor structure and wellness. "Mustafiz was dropped for his lackluster showing. He is in and out of the group for a long while and doesn't play longer-organize coordinates routinely. His white-ball exhibitions are not acceptable," said boss selector Minhajul Abedin.
Opening batsmen Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam and off-spinner Mehidy Hasan were additionally forgotten about for damage while wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim quit because of security concerns.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal came back to the Test side subsequent to skirting the India arrangement for family reason while Bangladesh additionally reviewed batsmen Najmul Hossain and Soumya Sarkar.
"Soumya has been picked as a reinforcement player. Our first decision openers are Saif Hasan and Tamim. We have picked Soumya in the squad if mentor makes arrangement to play him at seven as an all-rounder as they (Pakistan) have great number of value quick bowlers," said Minhajul.
Bangladesh are expected to leave for Pakistan on Tuesday for the main Test planned for February 7-11.
The subsequent Test will be played April 5-9 in Karachi, following a one-day universal on April 3.
Bangladesh visited Pakistan before in January in the midst of tight security for a three-coordinate Twenty20 global arrangement in Lahore, which they lost 2-0.
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan a week ago communicated his fulfillment over the security gave to the guests during the Twenty20 arrangement including that "there was no explanation not to go again for the Test arrangement."