Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returns to international cricket
Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is set to return to international cricket after serving a year-long ban for not reporting a corrupt method as he was included in Bangladesh’s 18-member squad for the upcoming ODI series towards the West Indies starting right here next week.
The selectors additionally included uncapped players Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud and Mahedi Hasan within the squad, led by Tamim Iqbal, for the three one-dayers at home.
For the reason that ban this would be the first international assignment for Shakib, who was earlier named within the 24-man preliminary squad for the series.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan
The 33-year-old, who was Bangladesh’s Test and T20I captain earlier than his ban, made a comeback to aggressive cricket by taking part in within the Bangabandhu T20 Cup in November final year.
Besides Shakib, seamers Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain additionally made a return to the Bangladesh squad.
“Naturally we’re delighted to have Shakib Al Hasan again within the squad as everyone knows he’s a game-changer, and we predict him to return to his greatest very quickly,” Bangladesh chief selector Minhajul Abedin told in the front of media “Now we have picked Rubel Hossain as he bowled properly within the domestic event whereas Taskin was injured earlier however now as he’s match and the best way he’s bowling, we felt that he deserves an opportunity.”
Among the many cricketers who had been overlooked of the squad, including former captain Mashrafe Mortaza — he was additionally not thought-about for the provisional 24-man squad — Shafiul Islam, Al Amin Hossain and Naeem Sheikh.
Tamim Iqbal (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Litton Das, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saiffudin, Mahadi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Isla