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Sabbir Rahman will captain the BCB XI in the first warm-up match against England and Soumya Sarkar will lead the team in the second.

Soumya is in both the squads but Sabbir will feature in the first only.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday announced 12-men squads for each of the two-day matches to be played before the Test series begins.

Both the squads include teen aged batsman Nazmul Hossian Shanto, allrounder Mosaddek Hossain, wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan, opener Shadman Islam and pacer Ebadat Hossain.

Toporder batsman Shahriar Nafees, who flourished in the longer formats of domestic cricket last two seasons, will play the first match while under-19 team captain Mehedi Hasan Miraz will feature in the second.

The matches will be played at Chittagong’s MA Aziz Stadium with the first one scheduled for Oct 14-15 and second for Oct 16-17.

The first Test will begin on Oct 20 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city.

Squad for first warmup: Soumya Sarkar, Shahriar Nafees, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Sabbir Rahman (captain), Mosaddek Hossain, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Nurul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabi, Abu Jayed Chowdhury, Ebadat Hossain, Shadman Islam.

Squad for the second warmup: Soumya Sarkar (captain), Abdul Mazid, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Tanveer Haider, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Nurul Hasan, Al Amin Hossain, Abu Haider Rony, Subashis Roy, Ebadat Hossain, Shadman Islam.

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