Australia Call Up Steve O’Keefe for Second Bangladesh Test
By SMCS - Aug 30, 2017 5:24 pm
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Steve O’Keefe (Courtesy: Getty images)

Bangladesh has created a history. Their first win against Australia in tests by 20 runs.  Now they have beaten almost every top team across formats in the past few months.

On this hullabaloo, Australia called left-arm slow bowler Steve O’Keefe to

their squad for the second Test against Bangladesh starting next week. He was chosen over Ashton Agar another left arm bowler but he failed in the sub continent conditions.

Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out as he got an injury. O’Keefe is going to replace the fast bowler Hazlewood in the second test.

“With Jackson Bird in the squad we are comfortable with our fast-bowling options for the second Test and have elected to add an additional spinner given the conditions we are likely to face in Chittagong,” national selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.

O’Keefe impressed during this year’s four-Test series in India, taking 19 wickets, including a match-winning 12-wicket haul in the first Test in Pune in February. The Australian selectors have also bought in Kane Richardson to replace Hazlewood in the squad for the one-day international five-match series in India from September 17 to October 13.

Bangladesh has been phenomenal and Shakib Al Hassan’s 50th test has been worth it as he performed skillfully with his ball. Five wickets in each innings with an  84 on day one, the highest score for Bangladesh in either inning. He definitely proved at Mirpur why he is the best all rounder of his time.