Bangladesh vs NZ: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the squad for the five-match T20 International series against New Zealand to take place next month.
In what comes as a boost for the Bangladesh cricket team ahead of the T20 World Cup, veteran players Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim have returned to the squad for the New Zealand series. Both the players missed out on the recently concluded Australia series. Liton Das also missed out on the Zimbabwe series.
Happy with the return of the two players, Bangladesh Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin said, “Naturally when you get back two of your best batsmen it is quite relieving and I am sure they will make the most of it considering it’s their last competitive cricket ahead of World Cup. We have included Aminul as he gives us some variety and we are looking to see how he can fit in the playing XI.”
Furthermore, all-rounder Aminul Islam, who had pulled out of the Australia series citing personal reasons, has also returned to the squad. However, a top-order batter and a back-up keep Mohammad Mithun did not make the cut.
The series will commence on September 1. The New Zealand Cricket Team will arrive in Dhaka on 24 August. All the matches will be at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Afif Hossain, Naim Sheikh, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shaif Uddin, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Nasum Ahmed
New Zealand in Bangladesh 2021 :
|Wed, 01 Sept. 2021||1st T20 (D/N)|
|Fri, 03 Sept. 2021||2nd T20 (D/N)|
|Sun, 05 Sept. 2021||3rd T20 (D/N)|
|Wed, 08 Sept. 2021||4th T20 (D/N)|
|Fri, 10 Sept. 2021||5th T20 (D/N)|
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