Aminul Islam Biplob - Travelling Reserve Of Bangladesh Squad For 2021 T20I World Cup Returns Home
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Aminul Islam Biplob – Travelling Reserve Of Bangladesh Squad For 2021 T20I World Cup Returns Home

Aminul Islam Biplob. (Photo by Hannah Peters-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Aminul Islam Biplob. (Photo by Hannah Peters-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Aminul Islam Biplob, Bangladesh leg-spinner, has returned home from Bangladesh’s campaign in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, the Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Saturday, October 9. The 21-year-old was one among the travelling reserves for the mega event in the UAE, along with veteran fast bowler Rubel Hossain.

As per reports, Hossain has been kept in the squad as a travelling reserve, keeping in mind slight injury concerns to their pacers.

Earlier, Bangladesh has picked Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, and Mohammad Saifuddin as their fast-bowling options for the World Cup scheduled to take place in the UAE. Hossain will come into the picture only when a pacer is ruled out of the forthcoming tournament.

Aminul Islam Biplob
Aminul Islam Biplob. Credits: Twitter

Aminul Islam Biplob, Bangladesh Leg Spinner Returns Home

Mahmudullah Riyad will lead Bangladesh at the 2021 T20 World Cup, with all their major successful players in the mix, with the exception of Tamim Iqbal, who opted out of the tournament recently. There were no real surprises in the 15-member squad, with the selectors clearly focussing on the most recent performances, away in Zimbabwe and then at home against Australia and New Zealand.

“Biplob (Aminul Islam Biplob) is returning. We have kept Rubel as part of precaution as a couple of pace bowlers are carrying slight niggle,” national selector Habibul Bashar was quoted as saying to the reporters.

Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain ©Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic
Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain ©Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic

”Rubel will be with us for the entire event as Reserve Player. In case any player is ruled out, Rubel will join as a player from the status of Reserve player and the rule is not new as this is in practice from the 2017 Champions Trophy,” Rabeed Imam, senior manager media and communications of BCB, told Cricbuzz.

Updated Bangladesh squad

Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shamim Hossain

Reserves: Rubel Hossain

Taijul Islam and Mosaddek Hossain were two of the prominent names to miss out on, but neither of them has been Bangladesh’s T20I regulars in the recent past. In contrast, Rubel Hossain and Aminul Islam Biplob have been included as reserve players before the latter- Aminul Islam Biplob returned home.

Bangladesh Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad May Not Play The Warm-Up Game Against Sri Lanka Due To A Sore Back

Bangladesh is set to go to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, October 10, to play two warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and Ireland. Thereafter, the Tigers will return to Oman on Friday, October 15, for the first round of the World Cup. Mahmudullah Riyad, Bangladesh’s most successful T20I skipper, may not play the game against Sri Lanka due to a sore back.

Mahmudullah has led Bangladesh in 26 T20Is AFP/Getty Images
Mahmudullah has led Bangladesh in 26 T20Is AFP/Getty Images.

Their first match is against Scotland on Sunday, October 17, at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat. In the same round, the Tigers will also lock horns with Oman and Papua New Guinea at the same venue on October 19 and 21, respectively. Bangladesh will be going into the event on the back of series wins against Zimbabwe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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