Bangladesh recall Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun for World T20

Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled batsman Mohammad Mithun and all-rounder Nasir Hossain in their 15-member squad for the ICC World Twenty20 trophy that begins in India next month.

hidden, Feb, 04 2016

Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled batsman Mohammad Mithun and all-rounder Nasir Hossain in their 15-member squad for the ICC World Twenty20 trophy that begins in India next month.

Mithun and Nasir were not part of the Bangladesh squad that drew 2-2 with Zimbabwe in the recent series in Khulna.

Chief selector Faruque Ahmed said they have been picked as "back-up" to the regular players.

File picture of Nasir Hossain. Getty

File picture of Nasir Hossain. Getty

"More or less we have an idea about our best 11 players. We thought they have the potential to be the next best," Faruque told a press conference.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mithun played his last T20 international against the West Indies in August 2014 while Nasir was rested during last month's series against Zimbabwe.

Mashrafe Mortaza will lead the side in the tournament.

Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman also return to the squad after missing the last two matches against Zimbabwe due to injury.

Bangladesh will play in the qualification Group A alongside Ireland, the Netherlands and Oman.

The top team from the group will then enter the main draw to take on the eight leading cricket nations in matches starting on March 15.

Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mahmudullah Riyad, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Hider.

Published Date: Feb 04, 2016 | Updated Date: Feb 04, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115