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The Missing XI: Players who missed out on the UK tour

  • Published at 10:51 pm April 25th, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:58 pm April 25th, 2017
The Missing XI: Players who missed out on the UK tour
Bangladesh have already announced the 18-man ODI squad for the tri-nation series against host Ireland and New Zealand and 15-man ODI squad for the 2017 Champions Trophy. The squads are believed to be formidable as Bangladesh chose five pacers, one wicketkeeper-batsman, one spinner, three all-rounders and five specialist batsmen for the Champions Trophy, along with four extra players for the tri-series. ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza also admitted that these are their best possible squads for the tour of the UK. With that said, there are some performers in the domestic circuit who were under the radar of the national selectors and came very close to earning a call-up. Those players' performances in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2016 season were significant but they have to perform better as competition for places is currently intense in the national squad. Batsmen like Raqibul Hasan, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun and Shamsur Rahman scored notable runs in the 2016 DPL, averaging around 40 or more. But none of them made big runs in the 2017 DPL. Although the DPL has just started and it is too early to label those batsmen as failure, big scores in the three rounds could have caught the selectors' attention. So the players have to adjust their game plan and fitness level in order to stake a claim for a place in the competitive national squad in future. As far as bowling goes, pacers Al Amin Hossain and Kamrul Islam Rabbi bowled well in 2016 while this year, Al Amin and Abu Haider Rony started well. But their displays were not enough to warrant a call-up to the national side. With the team flying off to Sussex, England on Wednesday night ahead of the tri-series and the eighth edition of the Champions Trophy, these group of players can easily be drafted into the Missing XI.

Shahriar Nafees

Shahriar Nafees In 2016: Brothers Union Runs: 350 runs in 10 matches Average: 38.88 Strike Rate: 74.46 100: 1; 50: 1 In 2017: Prime Doleshwar Runs: 47 in three matches       Shamsur Rahman In 2016: Gazi Group Cricketers 558 runs in 11 matches Average: 55.8 Strike Rate: 86.64 100: 1; 50: 4 In 2017: Mohammedan Runs: 86 in three matches       Mominul Haque In 2016: Victoria 671 runs in 16 matches Average: 41.93 Strike Rate: 95.99 100: 1; 50: 7 In 2017: Gazi Group Cricketers Runs: 76 in three matches       Raqibul Hasan In 2016: Prime Doleshwar 719 runs in 16 matches Average: 65.36 Strike Rate: 72.33 100: 1; 50: 5 In 2017: Mohammedan Runs: 29 in three matches       Mohammad Mithun In 2016: Legends of Rupganj 590 runs in 14 matches Average: 42.14 Strike Rate: 75.25 100: 0; 50: 7 In 2017: Abahani Runs: 61 in three matches     Naeem Islam In 2016: Mohammedan 342 runs in 16 matches Average: 26.3 100: 1; 50: 1 Wickets: 19 in 16 matches In 2017: Legends of Rupganj Runs: 128 in two matches     Liton Kumar Das In 2016: Abahani 404 runs in 16 matches Average: 28.8 Strike Rate: 76.37 100: 1; 50: 1 In 2017: Abahani Runs: 68 in two matches       Kamrul Islam Rabbi In 2016: Victoria 27 wickets in 16 matches Economy: 5.48 Strike Rate: 29.4 Best bowling: 4/38 In 2017: Mohammedan Wickets: Three in three matches       Abu Haider Rony In 2016: Legends of Rupganj 16 wickets in 13 matches Economy: 5.77 Strike Rate: 28.5 Best bowling: 5/52 In 2017: Gazi Group Cricketers Wickets: Seven in three matches       Taijul Islam In 2016: Legends of Rupganj 20 wickets in 15 matches Economy: 4.73 Strike Rate: 35.1 Best bowling: 3/29 In 2017: Mohammedan Wickets: Three in three matches       Al Amin Hossain In 2016: Prime Doleshwar 25 wickets in 16 matches Economy: 4.63 Strike Rate: 29.4 Best bowling: 3/29 In 2017: Prime Bank Wickets: Six in three matches