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Akbar, Shoriful named in warm-up against West Indies

U-19 World Cup winners including Akbar Ali and Shoriful Islam have been named in Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI squad to face West Indies in three-day warm-up.

Wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan will lead the side. Top-order batsmen Saif Hassan and Shadman Islam, who are likely to be named in final Test squad, have been included in the 14-man squad.

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Shahadat Hossain Dipu, Towhid Hridoy and Mahmudul Hasan Joy are three other members from the 2020 U-19 World Cup squad.

Naim Sheikh and Yasir Ali Chowdhury have been around Bangladesh campaign. Despite missing out in ODIs, they will have something to prove in the red-ball game.

The three-dayer will be held at Chattogram’s MA Aziz Stadiu,, starting from January 29.

The two-match Test series between Bangladesh and West Indies kicks off on February 4.

BCB XI squad: Nurul Hasan Sohan (captain), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Akbar Ali, Towhid Hridoy, Mukidul Islam Mugdho, Shahin Alam, Rishad Hossain, Saif Hassan, Shadman Islam, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shahadat Hossain Dipu, Naim Sheikh, Shoriful Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed

Bangladesh vs West Indies red-ball fixtures:

Jan 29-31: Three day warm-up between BCB XI and West Indians at MA Aziz Stadium, Chattogram

Feb 4-8: 1st Test at ZACS, Chattogram

Feb 11-15: 2ns Test at SBNCS, Mirpur

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