‘Shafiul’s fitness leads him into the squad’ – Chief Selector

Pacer Shafiul Islam has made his way through both the squads of Bangladesh announced for tri nation series and later ICC Champions Trophy. Team Bangladesh led by captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will fly to England on 26th of April where a 10 day conditioning camp will take place. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ শফিউলকে দলে অন্তর্ভুক্তির কারণ ব্যাখ্যা]

Bangladesh will also play two preparation matches within this time. The 18 men squad selected to participate in the tri – nation series will reach Ireland prior to the commencement of the tournament on 12th of May.

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About the inclusion of Shafiul Islam in both of the squads, Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu mentioned the lanky pace would be with the team in the previous series of Bangladesh also had he not fell into injuries during last season Bangladesh Premier League.

“We did not take him in Sri Lanka because it would be tough for him to play continuous matches in intense heat. Now as his fitness level is fine and the team is going to play in cold weather, Shafiul is a good choice for the team – chief selector said.

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Bangladesh will return to England for the Champions Trophy after completion of the tri – nation series.