Updated: June 9, 2015 7:07:08 pm
Here’s a look at five Bangladesh players expected to make a mark in the one-off Test against touring India, starting Wednesday.
Bangladesh’s prolific opener Tamil Iqbal might have inconsistent runs during his entire Test career but his career has taken a turn for good since 2011. Since then, Tamim has played for clubs like Nottinghamshire and Wellington Firebirds. A good start can ensue a greater freedom during the entire match for his team. So that is something that will be playing on his mind too. Besides this, Tamim scored a double ton (206) in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan.
Over the years Shakib-al-Hasan has grown. With plenty of variations up his sleeve, the crafty spinner can outfox batsmen with his flatter trajectories and slower-through-the-air deliveries. And, he can bat.
Modern day wicket-keepers are those who can not only stand and chirp from behind the wicket but can contribute with the bat. Bangladesh are blessed to have Mushfiqur who fits the bill perfectly. Mushfiqur undoubtedly is an excellent wicket-keeper but besides this he can provide the impetus to the innings. He is also the first cricketer from his country to score a double ton and will be eyeing another ton against India, looking at his impressive record against the Men in Blue.
The slow left-arm orthodox spinner broke into the national side on the back of a good performance in the domestic tournament last season. He was flown to West Indies as a replacement for star all-rounder Shakib. And, he made an instant impact.
The right-arm medium-fast bowler, who made his Test debut in 2009, is synonymous with local cricket fans thanks to his raw pace and aggression. A classic send off to Virat Kohli, a fine performance against England and the World Cup was just like a dream, especially after what presided it. He was in jail over rape allegations. But Rubel not only made a comeback, he made a statement.
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