Bangladesh Recall Al-Amin, Mosaddek For New Zealand Tour
Muhammad Irfan 10 days ago Fri 19th February 2021 | 06:20 PM
Dhaka, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Feb, 2021 ) :Bangladesh on Friday recalled pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain and batsman Mosaddek Hossain in their 20-member squad for the upcoming one-day international and Twenty20 international series against New Zealand.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said the absence of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan prompted them to implement most of the changes.
"Since Shakib is not available, we brought Mosaddek as he is also an all-rounder and an experienced player," he said.
"We picked Nasum for the same reason. He did well in domestic limited over matches. He came ahead of Taijul islam, who we want now to focus more on Test cricket." Bangladesh granted Shakib leave to skip the series to be with his expectant wife in the United States.
He became player of the series in his comeback one-day international series but could play only part of the Test series due to a thigh injury he picked up during the first Test in Chittagong.
Minhajul said a large squad was announced since the players had to stay in mandatory quarantine in New Zealand before taking the field for the series.
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal, Mosaddek Hossain, Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mahedi Hasan and Nasum Ahmed.