Ashraful handed Bangladesh recall
Mohammad Ashraful has returned to the Bangladesh squad for the Test series against Pakistan.
Vice-captain Mahmudullah returns to the 15-man party, along with seamer Robiul Islam and batsman Nazimuddin, who has not represented his country since 2008.
Opening batsman Imrul Kayes’ poor form has seen him left out, with batsmen Raqibul Hasan and Shuvagata Hom also overlooked.
Bangladesh, led by Mushfiqur Rahim, will play two Tests against Pakistan, with the first starting on Friday.
Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain and wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah (vice-captain), Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Elias Sunny, Shahadat Hossain, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Robiul Islam, Nazimuddin.