For the upcoming One-Day Worldwide (ODI) sequence in opposition to New Zealand, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) unveiled their 15-member squad on Saturday. The squad announcement brings again outstanding cricketers Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah, whereas additionally seeing a change in management.
Tamim, who final graced the pitch in July in opposition to Afghanistan, makes his return after being sidelined as a result of a again harm. Equally, Mahmudullah, absent from the ODI fold for the reason that house sequence in opposition to England in March, has additionally made his method again into the squad.
Common skipper Shakib Al Hasan will sit out the sequence to make sure his well-being for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India. In his absence, Litton Das will take the reins because the captain, main the crew in opposition to New Zealand.
The choice course of noticed the omission of a number of gamers who have been a part of the squad in the course of the Asia Cup, together with Mohammad Naim, Afif Hossain, and Shamim Hossain. Nevertheless, Soumya Sarkar and Nurul Hasan Sohan have earned their locations again within the squad.
A Mix of expertise and youth
In a bid to steadiness expertise with youth, the selectors have named three uncapped gamers within the squad – Zakir Hasan, Syed Khaled Ahmed, and Rishad Hossain. Zakir got here near enjoying in opposition to Eire in March earlier than an unlucky harm, whereas Khaled has showcased his expertise in his Listing A profession. Rishad affords a special dimension to the crew’s bowling assault.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin defined that the choice to relaxation gamers for the New Zealand sequence is primarily aimed toward preserving their psychological and bodily health forward of the demanding World Cup in India, whereas additionally offering a chance to evaluate and nurture rising expertise in preparation for the key occasion.
“The choice to relaxation gamers was taken in consideration of the World Cup in India, which will probably be an extended event the place making certain the psychological and bodily health of the cricketers will probably be essential. The sequence in opposition to New Zealand supplies us a chance to check out another gamers as nicely forward of this main occasion,” mentioned Abedin in an official assertion.
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Bangladesh’s squad for New Zealand ODIs:
Liton Das (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Zakir Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Syed Khaled Ahmed.