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19 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
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Rookie pacer Hasan in for Pakistan tour

Riyad keeps T20 captaincy, Mushfiq pulls out
SPORTS REPORTER, Dhaka

To everyone’s surprise, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday decided to include uncapped fast bowler Hasan Mahmud in the 15-member Bangladesh Twenty20 squad for the upcoming tour of the Bangladesh national cricket team for the bilateral series in Pakistan.

The 20-year-old pacer was the cynosure of attention with his sublime pace and variation in the just-concluded Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament 2019–20, where he played for Dhaka Platoon.

The right-arm quick has grabbed 10 wickets from 13 T20 matches with an average of 37.9, where his economy was over nine. Prior to his BPL debut, he was very successful in his first-class cricket and List-A cricket, where he claimed 24 wickets from nine outings and 19 scalps from 15 matches respectively.

“Though Hasan is the youngest bowler in the groove, he is the quickest pacer for us at this moment. We have included him in the T20 squad for his raw pace and variation,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu said of Hasan Mahmud.

“We think that if he is brushed up in the national fold dressing room, it won’t take too much time to make him efficient enough to handle the pressure of international cricket,” Abedin told The Independent.

Opener Tamim Iqbal along with pacer Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Mahadi Hasan have returned to the fold after a long gap of time. Among them, Iqbal has not played international cricket in the aftermath of the ICC Cricket World Cup at England and Wales, 2019.

The left-handed opener was supposed to return to the side

ahead of the India tour in October but withdrew citing personal reasons. The hard-hitter opener, who played his last T20I for the national side in December 2018, recovered from a groin injury and other problems. He has now been medically cleared to feature in the upcoming Bangladesh tour in Pakistan.

“There were concerns over an injury of Tamim Iqbal but he was cleared. We’re delighted to have him back in the side as we need some senior players in the team to lead from the front as we are missing some of our senior members,” Abedin said of Tamim.

On the other hand, Rubel has had a long break from T20 Internationals. He played his last international against West Indies in Florida in the US in August 2018. “Rubel has been in and out of the national side for the last one year but looked consistent in his bowling in the BPL. So, we preferred him over others, as he had the experience that might be vital for us doing well in the Pakistan tour,” Abedin said of Rubel Hossain. Spinners Taijul Islam and Arafat Sunny—coupled with all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain and pacer Abu Haider Rony—had been left out of the side that played the last series against India. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim withdrew from the entire Pakistan tour citing family reasons. “My family is worried, they don’t want me to go,” Rahim said. Bangladesh will tour Pakistan in three phases. They will embark on their tour with T20I in the first phase. The first T20I of the three-match series will be played in Lahore on January 24. The second and third games will be held at the same venue on January 25 and 27 respectively. Later, they will travel to Pakistan for the first Test that will kick off on February 7 before the visitors again return to Pakistan for the one-off ODI and second and Test of the two-match Test series that will be played in the third phase.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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