BCB announces 32-man preliminary squad
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced 32-man preliminary squad for the upcoming Tri-nation series (which will be played by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe) alongside the bilateral home series against Sri Lanka. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ৩২ সদস্যের প্রাথমিক দল ঘোষণা]
Apart from them, Abu Jayed Rahi, Abul Hasan Raju, Sunzamul Islam, Nazmul Islam Apu alongside batsman Ariful Haque who performed well during the fifth season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), have also included in the squad.
It can be mentioned that, Bangladesh is going to host a Tri-nation series after a long awaited gap of 8 years. The Tri-series will kick-off from 15 January and it will run till 27 January.
Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will participate alongside hosts Bangladesh in the Tri-nation series. All of the matches will be played at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
After that, Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka for a two-match Test and T20Is series. The bilateral series between these two teams will start from 31 January.
32-man Bangladesh Preliminary squad: Tamim Iqbal Khan, Imrul Kayes, Litton Kumar Das, Anamul Hoque Bijoy, Nazmul Islam Shanto, Mominul Haque Shawrab, Sadman Islam Anik, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Musaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Md Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Subashis Roy, Rubel Hossain, Abul Hasan Raju, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam Apu, Sunjamul Islam, Md Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan and Md Saif Uddin.