Shakib, Tamim back in ODI squad against Windies
Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced 16-man Bangladesh squad for three ODIs against Windies. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ফিরলেন তামিম, বাদ পড়লেন শান্ত,রাব্বি]
Star players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have returned to ODI squad after recovering from injuries. They were not in the squad when Bangladesh took on Zimbabwe at home this year. The duo had to leave in the middle of Asia Cup tournament in UAE.
Shakib returned to cricket during the Test series against Windies which Tigers comprehensively won by 2-0 under his captaincy. Opener Tamim was expected to return in Tests after recovering from wrist injury but that was not to be because of side strain injury. Although he will be playing warm-up one-dayer for BCB XI against Windies at BKSP on Thursday.
Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes are top-order contentions for the hosts. Soumya hit 117 against Zimbabwe in Chattogram on his return to the side. Imrul amassed 349 runs including two hundreds during Zimbabwe series.
Fazle Mahmud Rabbi and Nazmul Hossain Shanto are only exclusions from the squad. Shanto could not click on when he was called for Asia Cup. He did not feature in Zimbabwe ODIs. Fazle scored ducks in his first two ODI matches.
The three-match series will kick off on 9th December in Dhaka. The second ODI will be on 11th at the home of cricket while Sylhet International Cricket Stadium will be hosting its first ODI when Bangladesh and Windies face-off on December 14.
Bangladesh squad: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam Apu, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Hider Rony, Ariful Haque