The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday announced a 15-man Bangladesh squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. There is a new face in the team as the all-rounder Fazle Mahmub Rabbi gets his maiden national team call. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ জিম্বাবুয়ের বিপক্ষে বাংলাদেশের দল ঘোষণা]
It was obvious that there would be a couple of changes in the squad because both Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have been ruled out for a couple of months due to injuries. Apart from them, the selectors have made some more changes to the recently concluded Asia Cup squad.
Meanwhile, pace bowling all-rounder has made a return to the Bangladesh squad after a long time. He was earlier, dropped from Bangladesh ODI squad after playing only three matches where his performances were not up to the mark.
According to the chief selector, this is the best possible they could make in the absence of senior players like Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. “We made the best possible side because every series is important for us as there is the issue of ranking points. As Shakib and Tamim are injured, you will definitely see one or two changes in the side,” Minhajul Abedin Nannu was quoted as saying by The Daily Star.
To be noted, the sides will play the first ODI on 21st October in Mirpur while the last two matches will be played in Chittagong on October 24 and 26 respectively as par the schedule.
Masrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain), Litton Kumer Das, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmud Ullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Abu Haider Rony, Saif Uddin, Fazle Rabbi