Injuries keep haunting Bangladesh before the start of the T20I series against Bangladesh and the latest one has been even a more massive blow for the Tigers. Both senior cricketers Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim are unlikely to take part in the 1st T20I due to injury concern. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অপুর পরে দলে সংযুক্ত মিঠুন]
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have named Mohammad Mithun in the squad as cover for Tamim and Mushfiqur. The wicketkeeper-batsman has previously played 12 T20Is and three ODIs for Bangladesh.
Earlier, uncapped Nazmul Hossain was included in the squad as captain Sakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the two-match series opener after failing to recover from the finger injury he sustained in the tri-nation ODI series final.
The first T20I will be played at Dhaka on February 15 while the second match will be played in Sylhet on February 18.
Bangladesh T20I squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (captain),Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Nazmul Islam Apu, Mohammad Mithun.
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The first T20 international match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is all set to occur at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on 15 February, the match will kick off at 5 pm Bangladesh Standard Time. The Tigers are lurked by some unexpected defeats both in the tri-nation series and later on in the Test series in the hands of Sri Lanka. Adding new faces in the team, Bangladesh is hoping for a greater result in the shortest version of the game.]