Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan makes a comeback for SL vs BAN ODI series
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the 15 man squad for the first two ODIs for the upcoming 3 match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The announcement came in as good news for the former skipper Shakib Al Hasan & Mustafizur Rehman. Both the players have joined the squad Bio-bubble & started their training with the rest of the team. The left handed batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto has missed the squad this time for first two matches & now his hopes are on the third match.
Bangladesh has announced the squad for the first two ODIs which will be played on Sunday (May 23) and May 25 respectively. Naim Sheikh, Taijul Islam, Shohidul Islam, and Aminul Islam Biplob have been named as the standby players by BCB. Opener Tamim Iqbal will continue to lead the limited-overs side. All the three ODIs will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
“The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces the squad for the first and second ODIs against Sri Lanka,”BCB said in an official statement.
Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam.
All 19 players are taking part in a practice match in Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) on Thursday, before having two days of training ahead of the first ODI on May 23.
The Kusal Perera-led Sri Lanka squad arrived in Dhaka for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh on Sunday. The squad has now completed the three-day quarantine and will begin practice on Friday. The three-match series which is a part of the ODI Super League will conclude on May 28 and will be held within a bio-bubble stretching between the team hotel and Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.