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The second and final test of the two-match series between Pakistan and Bangladesh will begin at Sher e Bangla national stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.

National team under the captainship of Mibahul Haq practiced in Dhaka. Bilawal Bhatti has joined the squad replacing Rahat Ali. Team manager Navid Akram Cheema said all players are completely fit and participated in the training sessions. He said players are being given special physical training after the practice session in order to keep them fit. A change is expected in Pakistani squad as Saeed Ajmal can be replaced with Zulfiqar Babar. Meanwhile Bangladesh fast bowler, Rubel Hossain will not be playing in the second test due to a side strain. Shahadat Hossain could take the injured Rubel Hossain's spot in Bangladesh's eleven. The big decision is whether to pick the defensive option of a batting allrounder - Shuvagata Hom - or the more attacking one of a legspinner - Jubair Hossain. Rubel looked to be in some discomfort while bowling during the fourth day of the Khulna test. A scan confirmed he has a grade 1 left-side strain. Pakistan will have to must win the game in order to overcome losses in the t-20 and odi series.

 

England batsman Jonathan Trott has announced his retirement from international cricket following the series against West Indies.

He will continue to play domestically for Warwickshire. Trott struggled in his new position as opener, making just 72 runs in six innings of which five were single-figure scores, after his return from a stress-related illness. His 52-test career ended with innings of nil and 9 in Barbados although it is understood Trott had decided during the preceding test in Grenada that he would retire. The West Indies series marked his recall to England colours following a 16-month absence after he left the 2013-14 ashes tour following the Brisbane test due to his illness. His odi career did finish above 50 - 51.25 from 68 matches. In 2011 he was named the ICC cricketer of the year

 
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