DHAKA, Thursday, 05 June 2014
SAHARA CUP 2014 BANGLADESH v INDIA: Squad for ODI series announced
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today announced a 15-man national squad for the three-match SAHARA Cup ODI series against India. India arrive in Dhaka on 13 June and the day-night games are scheduled at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur on 15, 17 and 19 June. Batsman Md. Mithun and 19-year old pace bowler Taskin Ahmed are the uncapped members of the team.
Chairman of BCB National Selection Panel Faruque Ahmed said: “We have kept more or less a settled squad but it is also important to get an idea about the kind of back up we have on our hands as we start preparing for the ICC World Cup in Australia-New Zealand. Mithun has been under our radar for a while. He has performed consistently in the limited overs format and in the longer version as well during the last couple of years and deserves a chance at international level. Taskin on the other hand is an exciting prospect and has already played a Twenty20 international. We thought it was a good opportunity to see how he performs in the 50 overs game in home conditions against some quality batsmen.
“Al Amin has bowled very well since his debut and Masrafe Mortaza is our most experienced campaigner. We also have a seam bowling all-rounder in Ziaur Rahman. Because of these pace options and squad balance Rubel Hossain misses out.
“The spin department is formidable with Abdur Razzak, Shakib Al Hasan and Shohag Gazi. Mahmud Ullah is also quite handy and can do a job for his captain.”
Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Hoque Bijoy, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Hoque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmud Ullah, Md. Mithun, Abdur Razzak, Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Shohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed