Thursday, May 24, 2018

Major changes in Bangladesh T20 squad

  • Sports Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2018-02-10 17:01:27 BdST

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Bangladesh is making major changes to its T20 squad, with eight left off, three players returning and five new additions.

The BCB announced the 15-member squad for the first T20 in a press release on Saturday. Shakib Al Hasan will return from injury to lead the team in the series.

Abu Jahed Rahi

Abu Jahed Rahi

Afif Hossain

Afif Hossain

Off-spinning all-rounders Mehedi Hasan and Afif Hossain, pace bowling all-rounder Ariful Hoque, pacer Abu Jahed Rani and wicketkeeper-batsman Zakir Hasan will be making their debuts on the squad. The players have each received BPL awards.

Ariful Hoque

Ariful Hoque

Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman will return from injury, while pacer Abu Hider will return to the team after the 2016 T20 World Cup.

Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasir Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Taskin Ahmed have been swapped out of the squad that played in South Africa.

Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarker, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmud Ullah, Shabbir Rahaman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Md Saif Uddin, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jahed Rahi, Ariful Hoque, Mehedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain.

Mehedi Hasan

Mehedi Hasan

Zakir Hasan

Zakir Hasan