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Bangladesh call up Hasan, Shoriful for West Indies ODIs, Shakib returns

| Updated: January 16, 2021 18:51:44


Bangladesh call up Hasan, Shoriful for West Indies ODIs, Shakib returns

Bangladesh have rewarded Hasan Mahmud for his consistent performances in domestic cricket with a maiden call-up to the Tigers' ODI squad for the upcoming home series against the West Indies.

Uncapped left-arm seamer Shoriful Islam and off-spinning allrounder Mahedi Hasan have also been named in the 18-man squad announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday, reports bdnews24.com.

Talismanic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is also set to make his return to the fold after serving a one-year ban.

The hosts will be without Al-Amin Hossain and Mohammad Naim Sheikh, who were part of the set-up for the Zimbabwe series, while former captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and pacer Shafiul Islam were both left out of the preliminary 24-man squad for the home series.

Speedster Taskin Hossain, too, reaped the results of hard work with a return to the side along with fellow paceman Rubel Hossain.

Soumya Sarkar also earned a spot in the final squad against the Caribbean side after missing the series against Zimbabwe last year, having missed the first two ODIs against the visitors due to his wedding.

Squad:

Tamim Iqbal (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Kumar Das, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain.

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