Windies to face BCB XI in three-day warm-up game tomorrow

DHAKA – As part of their preparation for the two-match Test series, the West Indies will take on BCB XI in a three-day warm up game tomorrow (Friday) at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram.

Wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan will lead the BCB XI, which included some the ICC Under-19 World Cup winning players. Some players of the Bangladesh’s Test squad will also play the match to prepare them for the Test series.

The West Indies team however was whitewashed in the three-match ODI series but is expecting to comeback with bang in the Test series, given that their Test squad is not experienced like their one-day squad.

The first Test is from February 3-7 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram while the second and final Test is at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium from February 11-15.

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

West Indies Test Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell , Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer , Jomel Warrican.BSS