Bangladesh drop Soumya, Taskin from ODI squad Anamul makes the squad
BCB announced the squad for the first and second ODI in upcoming tri-nation series.The big news is that both pacer Taskin Ahmed and opener Soumya Sarkar were excluded from the squad while Anamul Haque was picked in the 16-member squad.
“Taskin and Soumya both were dropped for their poor form. They will play in the BCL (a franchise-based first-class competition) to improve their skills,” chief selector Minhajul Abedin told a press conference.
Soumya has been a regular face in the Bangladesh squad for all three formats since making his international debut in 2014 but paid the price for a prolonged spell of poor form.
The left-hander played just one ODI in the South Africa tour last October and scored only eight runs.Fast bowler Taskin also fared poorly in South Africa, picking up two wickets in three ODIs.
Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman returns to the side after missing out on Bangladesh’s last one-day series in South Africa with a twisted ankle.
Mustafizur was joined by batsmen Anamul Haque and Mohammad Mithun, paceman Abul Hasan and spinner Sunzamul Islam in the squad, which features several changes from the
South Africa series in October.
failed to win a single game in South Africa in any format.Head coach Chandika Hathurusingha resigned in the middle of the series, though his decision was only made public in December.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board also sacked Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim and his deputy Tamim Iqbal and replaced them with Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah respectively.
The ODI squad also had no room for batsman Liton Das, who played all three ODIs in South Africa but could score only 41 at 13.66.
Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Abul Hasan, Mohammad Saifufddin, Sunzamul Islam.]]>