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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Shakib Al Hasan returns from injury as hosts make wholesale changes to T20I squad

  • AFP
  • February 10th, 2018
  • 22:24:33 IST

Dhaka: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned from injury as Bangladesh made wholesale changes in their squad on Saturday for the two-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka.

At least five uncapped players — wicketkeeper-batsman Zakir Hasan, pace bowler Abu Jayed and all-rounders Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan and Afif Hossain — have been included in the 15-man squad for the series, announced just after the conclusion of the Test series.

Shakib Al Hasan will be leading Bangladesh in the two-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Reuters

Shakib Al Hasan will be leading Bangladesh in the two-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Reuters

Fast bowler Abu Hider has been recalled for the first time since the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, while Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman also returned after missing a two-match Twenty20 series against South Africa in October.

Mominul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Nasir Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam and Taskin Ahmed, who were part of the Bangladesh squad for the South African T20s, have been dropped.

Shakib will lead the side after missing out the just-concluded Test series due to a finger injury.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 215 runs in the second Test on Saturday to win the Test series 1-0.

The result came after their success in the preceding tri-nation one-day international tournament, where they beat hosts Bangladesh in the final.

The first of the two-match Twenty20 series will be held on 15 February in Dhaka and the second match will be played at Sylhet on 18 February.

Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan and Afif Hossain.

Updated Date: February 10, 2018 22:24:33 IST

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