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Bangladesh’s preliminary squad for Asia Cup announced

  • Published at 06:06 pm August 14th, 2018
Bangladesh Squad

Along with the regular members in the national team, the preliminary squad will feature a few new faces with Left arm-pacer Shoriful Islam, right-arm pacer Khaled Ahmed and leg-spinner Fazle Mahmud Rabbi set to get a first-hand national squad experience.

The BCB have declared a 31-member Bangladesh preliminary squad for the ACC Asia Cup 2018 to be held in UAE next month, on Tuesday. The large squad was declared based on head Coach Steve Rhodes’ wish to observe as many cricketers as possible within the national pipeline.

Along with the regular members in the national team, the preliminary squad will feature a few new faces with Left arm-pacer Shoriful Islam, right-arm pacer Khaled Ahmed and leg-spinner Fazle Mahmud Rabbi set to get a first-hand national squad experience.

The preliminary camp is scheduled to start on August 27 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The Bangladesh team for the Asia Cup is likely to leave on September 9 to enable players to cope with the tough middle-eastern conditions.

The presence of all-rounder Shakib al Hasan and Nazmul Islam Apu for the camp is however uncertain. Shakib is likely to undergo surgery on his injured little-finger of his left-hand following his return from Hajj and thus require at least two months rehabilitating. While left-arm spinner Apu is recovering from an injury on his bowling arm sustained during the tour of West Indies earlier this month.     

The Tigers will lock horns in the tournament opener against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Stadium on September 15. Bangladesh is in Group B and will play their second and last group game, against Afghanistan, on September 20 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.


Bangladesh preliminary squad for Asia Cup 2018:

Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Rubel Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Ariful Haque, Anamul Haque, Abu Jayed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najmul Hossain Santo, Mahmudullah, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Nayeem Hasan, Saifuddin, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mustafizur Rahman, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Mosaddek Hossain, Zakir Hasan, Liton Das, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Hider, Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam Apu, Fazle Rabbi Mahmud, Mehidy Hassan Miraz