Ban vs WI – Shakib Al Hasan named in Bangladesh squad for West Indies ODIs
2020 Underneath-19 World Cup star Shoriful Islam has been included within the 18-man occasion
Additionally within the 18-man occasion are Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain. Former captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who was not noted of the 24-man coaching group earlier this month, in addition to Al-Amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Mohammad Naim are among the many outstanding names lacking.
When Shakib was named within the 24-man preliminary squad for the sequence, it marked his comeback to the nationwide body after serving a one-year ban for not reporting a corrupt strategy. Shakib was Bangladesh’s Check and T20I captain earlier than his ban, however has returned as an abnormal member of the facet.
Islam is a left-arm fast who was one of many star performers in Bangladesh’s Underneath-19 World Cup triumph final 12 months. Mahmud is a quick bowler who broke into Bangladesh’s T20I facet final 12 months, whereas offspin-bowling allrounder Hasan has performed T20Is earlier than. All three additionally did properly within the Bangabandhu T20 Cup just lately.
“Whether or not they play or not, we would like them to regulate within the dressing room rapidly. Hasan Mahmud and Mahedi Hasan have performed for Bangladesh, however Shoriful is the whole newcomer. We need to give them the expertise, since we imagine they’re our future”
Habibul Bashar, Bangladesh selector
Selector Habibul Bashar hoped Shakib’s return would add the stability to the XI that had been lacking for some time. “Shakib makes it simpler to make an XI,” Bashar mentioned. “Shakib and Mushfiqur [Rahim] are our real allrounders, which many groups haven’t got. We will at all times play with an additional bowler or batsman when we have now these two gamers within the facet. Shakib’s inclusion goes to assist the workforce’s stability. He wasn’t round for a very long time however I’m hope he can return to his previous kind by means of this sequence.”
Bashar needed the three new gamers to get snug with the dressing-room ambiance, provided that they’re being thought of as future prospects. “They’ve been performing properly, and they’re undoubtedly our future prospects,” he mentioned. “Whether or not they play or not, we would like them to regulate within the dressing room rapidly. Hasan Mahmud and Mahedi Hasan have performed for Bangladesh, however Shoriful is the whole newcomer. We need to give them the expertise, since we imagine they’re our future.”
Taskin and Rubel, who had been regulars even two years in the past, discovered themselves out of favour within the final 12 months, however throughout the pandemic, they’ve labored exhausting on their health, and in response to Bashar, it has been displaying of their tempo and swing. “They’ve been bowling faster just lately. Rubel is trying superb, and he has been swinging the ball too.”
As for Naim’s axing, Bashar defined that it was the return of Tamim Iqbal, the captain, that had labored in opposition to the youthful participant. “Tamim has returned so we have already got a variety of openers. However Naim is at all times going to be in our plans, and never removed from the primary squad.”
Bangladesh ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hassan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84