5 new faces in T20 squad
Published : Saturday, 10 February, 2018 at 9:42 PM Count : 175
Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque, Zakir Hasan, Mahidy Hasan and Abu Jayed Rahi are named in the 15-member squad for the first T20I against visiting Sri Lanka.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced the squad for the first T20I.
The first T20I between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be held on February 15 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
The new T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan is back after recovering from injury and opener Soumya Sarkar has also been included in the squad.
All these players have been rewarded for their impressive performance in the fifth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Young star Afif had a tournament to remember in the Under-19, 2018 World Cup where he delivered some amazing all-round performances throughout the tournament.
He has scored 276 runs including four half centuries with an average of 46. He also picked up nine wickets with the ball including a five-wicket haul.
Bangladesh T20 squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah Riyad, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan and Afif Hossain.