Bangladesh have announced a 15- man squad for the 3 ODI series against India this June. The selectors have brought in several new faces and many out of form players have been shown the way.
Fast bowler Taskin and wicket keeper batsman Mithun are the new faces to the squad. Both of them have played T20 for Bangladesh before. About their selection, Chief selector Faruque Ahmed said that their selection will add to the bench strength of the team ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
But the elimination of Rubel Hossain has raised several questions as he was their leading wicket taker in 2013-14 season. The only excuse which the selectors have is his high economy rate.
What is the inclusion of Mithun Ali indicating? Is Bangladesh cricket’s think-tank thinking of lifting up the pressure from Mushfiq the wicketkeeper? Are they thinking of utilizing Mushfiq only as a batsman? They don’t wish to see Anamul as wicketkeeper as well I guess.
Earlier Sarwar Imran was named the assistant coach of the side for this series.
All the three matches will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on June 15, 17 and 19.
Bangldesh Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mithun Ali, Abdur Razzak, Masrafe Mortaza, Shohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.