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Shadman named in squad for first WI Test as two-dayer ends in draw

  • Published at 07:58 pm November 19th, 2018
BCB XI's Mohammad Mithun plays a shot during day two of their two-day warm-up game against the West Indians in Chittagong Monday BCB

The BCB Monday announced the inclusion of the uncapped left-handed batsman Shadman Islam, based on his consistent performances in the domestic competitions

Opening batsman Shadman Islam has been included as the 14th member of the Bangladesh squad for the first of two Test matches against the West Indies. 

The BCB Monday announced the inclusion of the uncapped left-handed batsman Shadman, based on his consistent performances in the domestic competitions.

He has represented Bangladesh A and Bangladesh U-19 teams and finished the just concluded National Cricket League season as the highest run-scorer. 

Shadman ended up totalling 648 runs, with two centuries and three fifties, with an average of 64.8. 

The 23-year old also struck a half-century in the lone two-day practice game against the West Indians, which finished in a draw in Chittagong’s MA Aziz Stadium Monday.

Openers Soumya Sarkar and Shadman scored 78 and 73 respectively as the BCB XI at stumps on the final day posted 232 losing five wickets in 75 overs. 

The visiting side had batted first and declared on 303 for the loss of seven wickets in 86.3 overs in their first innings.

Soumya continued his run of good form as he added 126 with Shadman for the opening stand. 

Soumya on 78 got dismissed by left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican.

Shadman went on to display his touch with the bat as he struck 10 fours and a six in his 169-ball innings.

Seamer Shannon Gabriel took two wickets for the visitor, while pacer Kemar Roach and Warrican took one each.

Host Bangladesh will lock horns with the Windies in the first Test in Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium, starting Thursday.


Shakib al Hasan (C), Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam and Nayeem Hasan



Brathwaite b Shafiul         6    21

Powell c Zakir b Fazle         72    142

Hope retired hurt        88    112

Ambris b Nayeem         17    46

Chase lbw b Rubel         35    97

Hetmyer c Rishad b Nayeem     24    35

Dowrich c Zakir b Soumya     24    24

Reifer not out            14    25

Paul not out            18    19

Extras (lb 3, nb 2)        5 

Total (86.3 Overs)        303/6 

Fall Of Wickets

1-11 (Brathwaite), 2-174 (Powell), 3-200 (Ambris), 4-239 (Hetmyer), 5-270 (Dowrich), 6-271 (Chase)


Shafiul 10-3-23-1, Rubel 10-2-40-1, Ebadat 8-0-36-0, Robiul 7-0-21-0, Nayeem 26-3-104-2, Rishad 15.3-2-55-0, Fazle 5-1-11-1, Soumya 5-1-10-1

BCB XI 1ST INNINGS        R    B

Shadman run out (Reifer)    73    169

Soumya c Ambris b Warrican    78    103

Shanto b Roach        21    48

Mithun not out        27    70

Zakir b Gabriel            18    34

Liton b Gabriel            1    3

Fazle not out            2    28

Extras (b 6, lb 1, nb 5)        12 

Total (75 Overs)        232/5 

Fall Of Wickets

1-126 (Soumya), 2-173 (Shanto), 3-187 (Shadman), 4-216 (Zakir), 5-222 (Liton)


Roach 7-2-18-1, Gabriel 8-3-24-2, Chase 9-3-35-0, Paul 7-2-13-0, Lewis 7-1-19-0, Warrican 14-2-51-1, Brathwaite 5-1-16-0, Bishoo 13-2-41-0, Reifer 5-1-8-0

Match drawn