The upcoming World Cup Bangladesh team has been announced on Tuesday. Taskin Ahmed and veteran opener Imrul Kayes did not get the place in the BCB announced.
Taskin was out of cricket for a long time due to ankle injury in the BPL last year. Recently, Dhaka Premier League has started playing. Legends of Rupganj could not do anything good in the first match.
On the other hand, opener Imrul Kayes crossed the last year very well. 436 runs in two matches in eight matches. But the left-hander has failed in the ongoing Dhaka League.
BCB chief selector Minhazul Abedin Nannu said, "Imrul has been omitted for keeping the company in command." Team management wants to combine right-handed and left-handed batsmen in top-order. That's why we decided to exclude Imrul.
Left-handed batsman Soumya Sarkar has been included in the squad instead of Imrul Kayes. He has scored 307 runs in nine matches last year. He has a century. He could not do much at the middle of the ongoing Dhaka League in the middle order.
After the announcement of the team, Minhazul Abedin said, "It is true that the government has some frustration over the present form of the government. But we are hopeful that he will return to form before the World Cup. He has done well before the national team. '
On the other hand, Taskin Ahmed was dropped for fitness. In the last season of the BPL, he has a great hand in the ball. However, this pacer has been injured in the last match of Sylhet Sixers. He was out of the field for more than two months due to injuries.
Nannu said, "Taskin is not fit enough to play at international level. We considered him for the tour of New Zealand due to the good in the BPL. But he was again injured. He played a match in the Dhaka League and thought he was not fully fit. But there is still a lot of time. If we have a paceman injury in Ireland tour, then we will consider him. "
The selectors have named Abu Zayed Rai as the one-day team for the first time instead of Taskin. The right-arm pacer has the ability to swing the ball.
Rahi has played five Tests and three T20 matches for the national team. He has taken 11 wickets in Tests and four wickets in T20.
Nannu said, "Abu Zayed played Test in New Zealand, but did not get the chance to play limited-range cricket. We have seen, we have more ability to swing his ball than any of our bowlers. Since the World Cup in England, so we thought it would be better to take him. '
The tournament will be held on May 30 and will be held on July 14. The 15-member team has announced the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).