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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh: Abul Hasan recalled by selectors to replace injured Mustafizur Rahman in T20I squad

  • AFP
  • May 30th, 2018
  • 19:26:23 IST

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled medium pacer Abul Hasan to replace the injured Mustafizur Rahman for next month's T20I series against Afghanistan in India.

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Abul Hasan. AFP

Mustafizur was ruled out after sustaining a toe injury during an Indian Premier League match for Mumbai Indians on May 20.

Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for the first-ever T20 series between the countries in the Indian city of Dehradun from 3 to 7 June.

A week later Afghanistan will play their inaugural Test, against India in Bangalore from June 14.

Selectors delayed announcing Mustafizur's replacement until learning more about the newly-laid pitch at Dehradun's Rajeev Gandhi International Stadium.

"It was a new ground so we wanted feedback from the team," said chief selector Minhajul Abedin.

"They reached Dehradun on Tuesday and found the pitch a bit grassy, so we decided to send a pace bowler. Otherwise we would have sent a spinner."

Abul's last four T20 Internationals were against Pakistan in 2012.

Afghanistan are ranked eighth on the T20 International ranking, two places ahead of Bangladesh.

Updated Date: May 30, 2018 19:26:23 IST

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