The uncapped right-arm seamer Hasan Mahmud was included in the squad after an impressive campaign at the just concluded Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20
Bangladesh Cricket Board Saturday announced the 15-man squad for the three-match T20I series away to Pakistan, scheduled to be held from January 24-27.
The uncapped right-arm seamer Hasan Mahmud was included in the squad after an impressive campaign at the just concluded Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20.
The 20-year old, who played for Dhaka Platoon, bagged 10 wickets in 13 innings, at an average of 37.9, economy rate of 9.2 and strike rate of 24.7.
Hasan registered his best BBPL bowling figure against eventual runners-up Khulna Tigers when he bagged 4/32.
The side will be led by all-rounder Mahmudullah in the absence of regular T20I captain Shakib al Hasan.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal returned to the side after last donning the red and green in an ODI in July last year away to Sri Lanka.
@BCBtigers wicketkeeper-batsman @mushfiqur15 expressed displeasure over intense media queries with regards to his decision to opt out of the tour of @TheRealPCB.https://t.co/YX825vLYWA#MUSHFIQ #MUSHFIQUR #BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESHCRICKET #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #PCB— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) January 17, 2020
Tamim later sat out the tri-nation T20I series at home against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in September and opted out of the tour of India, comprising two Test matches and three T20Is, due to personal reasons.
Tamim scripted a return to competitive action through the BBPL where he totaled 396 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 109.39.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was not included in the touring party after the Bogra lad decided not to travel owing to security concerns.
Alongside Mushfiq, five members of the coaching staff in the shape of spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori, trainer Mario Villavarayan, fielding coach Ryan Cook, white-ball batting consultant Neil McKenzie and computer analyst Shrinivaas Chandrasekaran have formally withdrawn from the tour.
Tigers head coach Russell Domingo will have Sri Lankan Champaka Ramanayake as the pace bowling coach during the T20Is.
Bangladesh’s South African physio Julian Calefato has also agreed to travel to Pakistan.
Along with @BCBtigers wicketkeeper-batsman @mushfiqur15, a major part of the national team’s support staff will not travel to @TheRealPCB later this month.https://t.co/Q3zur06cJ3#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESHCRICKET #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #MUSHFIQUR #RAHIM #MUSHFIQURRAHIM— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) January 17, 2020
As far as the replacements of the coaching staff are concerned, it is understood that spin bowling coach Sohel Islam will play dual roles – that of spin bowling and fielding coach.
Villavarayan is unavailable due to finger injury and will be replaced by local trainer Tushar Kanti Howlader.
BCB will have a local computer analyst travel with the team in place of Indian Chandrasekaran.
Split into three parts, Bangladesh will first play the three T20Is before traveling back home.
The tour also comprises two Tests and a solitary ODI.
Mahmudullah (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain and Hasan Mahmud
January 23 Arrival in Lahore
January 24 1st T20I, Lahore
January 25 2nd T20I, Lahore
January 26 Rest/practice in Lahore
January 27 3rd T20I, Lahore