Shakib Al Hasan has been included in Bangladesh’s squad to face India at home in December after a brief hiatus from the format. Meanwhile, Mosaddek Hossain lost his place in the squad and was replaced by the emerging Yasir Ali, with Ebadot Hossain being another notable inclusion.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has named a 15-member strong squad to face India in three home ODIs in December in what will be the Men in Blues’ first tour of their neighboring country since 2015. Tamim Iqbal will continue as captain of team and would be greatly energized by the presence of Shakib Al Hasan after the all-rounder decided to skip his final ODI assignment against Zimbabwe ahead of the recently concluded World T20. Ebadot Hossain and Yasir Ali are other notable inclusions in the side as the Tigers begin their preparations for next year’s World Cup in India.
Shakib’s return to the team has come at the expense of Taijul Islam despite his positive performances lately, as Bangladesh already have a backup left arm in Nasum Ahmed. Ali, meanwhile, is a direct replacement for the out-of-form Mossaddek Hossain, who could only tally 18 points in four World T20 games, despite scoring half a century on List A since in the domestic circuit. . Ali made his ODI debut earlier in the year and in his four innings, netted an impressive fifty against the Proteas at Centurion.
Young Shoriful Islam also failed to make a place for himself in the squad and gave way to recent debutant Ebadot Hossain. Even though Shoriful has a decent average of 29.68 after 14 ODIs, he has struggled against Zimbabwe recently, conceding a save of 7.58 from two games while scalping just one wicket in his 17.4 overs. Ebadot had thus replaced him in the third meeting and on his debut, impressed with figures of 38/2 at a saving of less than five.
Bangladesh squad for ODI series against India: Tamim Iqbal (C), Litton Kumer Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur RahimAfif Hossain, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin AhmedHasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmud Ullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan
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