23-member cricket squad for series against India named

23-member cricket squad for series against India named


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a 23-strong preliminary squad for the series against India next month.

Opening batsman Anamul Haque and pacer Shafiul Islam have returned to the Bangladesh team after recovering from injuries, according to a statement released by BCB on Sunday.It said the players will have to report to the strength and conditioning coach, Mario Villavarayan, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at10:15am on May 20.

The Indian cricket team will arrive in Dhaka on Jun 7 to play one Test and three ODI matches.

Fatullah’s Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium will host the Test from June 10 while all three ODIs will be played on Jun 18, 21 and 24 at the SBNCS in Mirpur.

Anamul Haque was in the Tigers’ World Cup squad, but his tournament ended early when he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the match against Scotland.

Since his recovery only recently, he has been playing in the domestic cricket leagues, and now got the call to join the national team.

Shafiul Islam had missed the series against Pakistan last month due to a leg injury.

Pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who debuted in the only Twenty20 International against Pakistan, also got called up in the preliminary squad for the India series.

The squad

Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Musfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Liton Kumar Das, Nasir Hossain, Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Taijul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Zubair Hossain, Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abul Hassan, Mohammed Sahid, Shafiul Islam and Rony Talukdar.


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