Bangladesh became the third team after England and Afghanistan to reveal their 15 member squad for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. 22 year old All-Rounder Soumya Sarkar is the only surprise in the squad led by Mashrafe Mortaza.
The Bangladeshi selectors led by Faruque Ahmed has picked up five specialist batsmen and six specialist bowlers backed by 3 All-Rounders and a wicket-keeper. All-Rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the key for Bangladesh’s fortunes in the World Cup and the tigers will be hoping for their star player to come good in Australia and New Zealand.
Most of these 15 players are strangers to the conditions at place in the host countries. Sabbir Rahman who had a decent against Zimbabwe at home has been included in the squad along with spinner Taijul Islam and pacer Taskin Ahmed. Veteran Abdur Razzak misses out from the final 15.
Bangladesh Squad for the ICC 2015 World Cup Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam.
Afghanistan Cricket Board has finally revealed the squad for the 2015 ICC World Cup after the selection meeting was conducted over two days with the selectors and the head coach Andy Moles according to whom there were some long discussions over the final 15.
Afghans have opted for four pacers and no specialist spinners in their 15 member squad. Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran and Aftab Alam and Hamid Hassan form the pace quartet with Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari and Javed Ahmadi expected to pitch in with their part time spin.
Afghanistan Squad for the ICC 2015 World Cup Squad: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Afsar Zazai (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Javed Ahmadi, Usman Ghani.