Shakib-al-Hasan To Lead Bangladesh In India T20Is, Tamim Iqbal Returns

Shakib-al-Hasan To Lead Bangladesh In India T20Is, Tamim Iqbal Returns

Shakib Al Hasan, Global T20 Cricket Canada

Shakib –al Hasan will continue to lead Bangladesh as he has been named captain for the three-match T20I series against India that takes place next month. In past few months, he has openly shown reluctance to lead Bangladesh but since there was no talk between him and the board, Shakib was named captain.

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After the tri-series which involved Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, Shakib had left for his Caribbean Premier League stint.

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Tamim Iqbal. Getty

Tamim Iqbal has made his much-awaited return to the national team. He had taken rest after the Sri Lanka series, missing the Afghanistan Test and the tri-series. He marked his return to the game last week, playing a first-class game for Chittagong Division in National Cricket League.

Earlier today, the left-handed batsman had suffered a muscle strain while practising but has been cleared for the tour.

Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar. Credit: Getty Images

Soumya Sarkar is also back in the side. He was a part of the team for the first two T20Is of the tri-series but wasn’t included for rest of the matches.

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Arafat Sunny has also made his comeback to the national team. The left-arm spinner played his last T20I at World Cup in 2016 in Kolkata. He recently scalped a seven-for for Dhaka Metro in the National Cricket League.

Taijul Islam, who made his debut in the T20I tri-series, has been dropped.

The Bangladesh tour of India will kick off on November 3 with the first T20I to be played in Delhi. The next to T20Is will be played on November 7 and 10 in Rajkot and Nagpur, respectively.

Following the T20Is, the two teams will be played two Tests in Indore and Kolkata from November 14 and 22, respectively.

As per a report in IANS, Cricket Association of Bengal has also invited Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, for the second Test.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Arafat Sunny, Mohammad Saifuddin, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam