We have included some experienced campaigners: Nannu

Bangladesh announced their squad on Monday for the upcoming Nidahas Trophy and some inclusions had a lot to question about. Despite continuous poor performances, pacer Taskin Ahmed has been included in the squad once again.

After Taskin, the question arises again because of the inclusion of Imrul Kayes who has an average of less than 10 in T20Is.

There are  five changes to the side that last played the 2-match T20 series against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan and Mehidy Hasan come in while Mohammad Saifuddin, Zakir Hasan, Atif Hossain and Mohammad Mithun who were a part of the T20I series against Sri Lanka find themselves out of favor.

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Speaking about team selection, chief selector Minhajul Abedin said that they picked players suited for the pitches and conditions in Sri Lanka. He said: “We have included some experienced campaigners.”

On the inclusion of Kayes and Taskin: “As it is expected pacers will play a part so we picked Imrul considering his international experience. As the matches will be played in Premadasa we needed someone who can bowl fast and Taskin returned fulfilling the criterion.”

Squad for Nidahas trophy: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Abu Haider Rony

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