Bangladesh Cricket Management has decided to drop Mehidy Hasan from the 13-Man squad for the first two T20 matches of the Tri-Nation series against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.
BCB has decided to go for a few new players by Keeping the T20 World Cup 2020 under consideration.
“We have formed this squad looking forward and there is no reason to believe that those who couldn’t make it into the squad won’t have a chance in the upcoming matches, have only named a squad for the opening two games.” – chief selector Minhajul Abedin
Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the squad after returning from an injury. While the right-arm fast-medium bowler Yeasin Arafat gets his maiden call-up.
“We have included a few youngsters as we have a lot of Twenty20 matches in the coming days, Abedin said. “Mahedi and Afif are considered our future prospects and we just want to see how they can cope with the pressures of international cricket.
“Mishu [Yeasin] is doing well in the domestic circuit for quite some days and we want to see how he fares at the international level.
“Saifuddin is fit to play. The physio said that he will be able to take the load of shorter version cricket and his back pain is not constant. He is already bowling and we need to be playing him while managing his workload.”
The first match of Tri-Nation series will take place on 13th September between the hosts Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Bangladesh Squad For First Two T20Is | Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Liton Kumar Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Taijul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Yeasin Arafat.