Bashar said the focus should not be on Shakib now, but on the India series, which begins on 3 November.
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National selector and former Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar said players need to participate in National Cricket League in order to remain eligible for selection for India tour.
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board late on Wednesday decided to retain just 10 players on contract, with three others to be added at a later time.
"Shakib will join the squad today and we will assess him further to see if he can play in our next game," selector Habibul Bashar told AFP
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India will be under more pressure against Bangladesh says Habibul Bashar and Mohammad Ashraful
Former Bangladesh captains, Habibul Bashar and Mohammad Ashraful said India are the defending champions and it's no secret that they will be under more pressure also adding it will be the biggest game for Bangladesh too.
In a column for ICC's website, Habibul Bashar wrote, "This must rank as one of Bangladesh’s finest One-Day International wins ever, on par with our victory, also in Cardiff, against Australia in 2005."
Ahead of their match against New Zealand, Habibul Bashar exhorts Bangladesh to take inspiration from their famous win at Cardiff against Australia 12 years ago.
Champions Trophy 2017: Mashrafe Mortaza buoyed by Bangladesh’s self-belief and Mustafizur Rahman's form
Bangladesh edged ahead of West Indies in the world rankings to get their place at the 50-over tournament where they will feature in the opening match against hosts England on June 1.
Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was today named one of the eight ambassadors for the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled in England from 1 to 18 June.
Bangladesh cricket authorities said Saturday they are expecting pace prodigy Mustafizur Rahman will be available in their upcoming series in New Zealand.
Tamim, 26, surpassed Habibul Bashar's 3026 runs, eight years after the latter retired from Test cricket.