Thursday 5 June 2014 

Two Uncapped Players In Bangladesh ODI Squad

Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed (right) played for Bangladesh during the recent ICC World Twenty20 and could be poised to make his ODI bow against India
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Bangladesh have called up uncapped batsman Mohammad Miithun and fast bowler Taskin Ahmed to their 15-man squad to play India in three One-Day Internationals this month.

The games will be hosted in Dhaka on 15th, 17th and 19th June and this series forms part of Bangladesh's preparation for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

"We have kept more or less a settled squad but it is also important to get an idea about the kind of back up we have on our hands as we start preparing for the ICC World Cup in Australia-New Zealand," Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) National Selection Panel Chairman Faruque Ahmed said.

"Mithun has been under our radar for a while. He has performed consistently in the limited overs format and in the longer version as well during the last couple of years and deserves a chance at international level.

"Taskin on the other hand is an exciting prospect and has already played  a Twenty20 international.

"We thought it was a good opportunity to see how he performs in the 50 overs game in home conditions against some quality batsmen.

"Al Amin has bowled very well since his debut and Masrafe Mortaza is our most experienced campaigner.

"We also have a seam bowling all-rounder in Ziaur Rahman. Because of these pace options and squad balance Rubel Hossain misses out.

"The spin department is formidable with Abdur Razzak, Shakib Al Hasan and Sohag Gazi. Mahmudullah is also quite handy and can do a job for his captain."

Bangladesh ODI squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain & wicket-keeper), Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman

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Fixtures & Results
15th June: 1st ODI, Dhaka
India 153-3 (Rahane 64, Uthappa 50) beat
Bangladesh 272-9 by seven wickets (D/L)
17th June: 2nd ODI, Dhaka
India 105 (Taskin Ahmed 5-28) beat
Bangladesh 58 (Binny 6-4) by 47 runs (D/L)
19th June: 3rd ODI, Dhaka
India 119-9 (Shakib Al Hasan 3-27) v Bangladesh
No result - rain