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ICC World Cup: Bangladesh Cricket Team announced

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The 15-man Bangladesh Cricket Team for the next month’s ICC Cricket World in England has been announced.

Mashrafe Mortaza has been announced the captain and Shakib Al Hasan as the vice-captain for the Bangladesh Cricket team.

The 23-year old Mosadek Hossain is one surprise inclusion into the squad. The right-hand batsmen who can also bowl off-break last played for Bangladesh in 2018 Asia Cup.

Squad

Mashrafe Mortaza (C)

Shakib Al Hasan (VC)

Tamim Iqbal

Mahmudullah

Mushfiqur Rahim

Soumya Sarkar

Liton Das

Sabbir Rahman

Mehidy Hasan

Mohammad Mithun

Rubel Hossain

Mustafizur Rahman

Mohammad Saifuddin

Mosaddek Hossain

Abu Jayed

Who missed out?

Imrul Kayes missed out from the Bangladesh squad for the World Cup. As the selectors opted for Liton Das ahead of Kayes. Despit Kayes having more World Cup experience.

Bangladesh Selectors

Speaking about his selection, chief selector, Minhajul Abedin, said:

” Mossadek did well in (recent) domestic tournaments. We want an all-rounder who can bowl off-spin. Mahmudullah has a shoulder injury, so he may not bowl over there (in the World Cup). As a back-up spin all-rounder, we included Mossadek.”

On Abu Jayed-s inclusion:

“Taskin played his last ODI in October 2017 and it was a long break for him. When we thought about him again for the New Zealand series he sustained an injury once again. According to the reports we have, he is not fit. He represented (his domestic team) in one match but his fitness is still not up to the mark.”

Abedin reasoned that Jayed’s ability to swing the new ball would come in handy. “He can swing the ball and we felt that can add value to our bowling attack”, Abdein said.

What’s Next?

The selectors have also named squad for the Ireland tri-series. Three teams are Ireland, Bangladesh and West Indies.

Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on 2 June.

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