Opener Imrul Kayes is out of Bangladesh's second Test against West Indies in Dhaka with a shoulder injury. The home side didn't include any player in his place, making it likely that Shadman Islam will have a Test debut.
"The physio report says that Imrul has injuries in his shoulder and toe. He will need 10 days for recovery," chief selector Minhajul Abedin said.
Bangladesh's game of musical chairs in the opening positions will thus continue; they have already employed four different pairs at the top in 2018. Soumya Sarkar's twin failures in Chattogram will put him under more pressure, not to mention the added responsibility of likely opening with a newcomer.
Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Soumya Sarker, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Ariful Haque, Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam