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Razzak continues to defy age as BCB names preliminary squad

  • Published at 12:01 am May 9th, 2018
  • Last updated at 07:26 pm May 9th, 2018
Razzak continues to defy age as BCB names preliminary squad
The 35-year old Abdur Razzak might be in the wrong side of the 30s but the left-arm spinner continued to defy his age as he was named by the BCB in the 31-member preliminary squad for the tour of the West Indies later this year. Thanks to some brilliant performances in the domestic competitions, Razzak was called up to the Tigers squad but there was no place for the experienced Tushar Imran, who, like the former, has enjoyed a purple patch with the bat in recent times. All-rounder Nasir Hossain also missed out on a spot after tearing his ligament recently. There were call-ups for young spinner Nayeem Hasan, batsman Shadman Islam and seamer Yasin Arafat.

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All-rounder Afif Hossain and Saifuddin though failed to make it to the squad. The Tigers will play two Test matches, three ODIs and as many T20Is against the Caribbean side. Prior to the Test series, Bangladesh will also play a two-day warm-up game. The 31 cricketers have been asked to report by the BCB Sunday at 8:45am. Under the supervision of strength and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayan, the national camp will begin the same day. The Tigers are set to depart for the West Indies on June 20 for the 48-day long tour. Squad Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Shakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan, Anamul Haque, Liton Dasm Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mominul Haque, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Haider, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Mithun, Ariful Haque, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Islam Apu, Shadman Islam, Yasin Arafat, Abul Hasan and Abdur Razzak