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Uncapped Hasan named for Pakistan T20Is

  • Published at 02:56 pm January 18th, 2020
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Dhaka Platoon's Hasan Mahmud in action at the BBPL Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

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.

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Ryan Cook, white-ball batting consultant Neil McKenzie and computer analyst Shrinivaas Chandrasekaran have formally withdrawn from the tour.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.

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.

Squad

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

T20I ITINERARY

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