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Bangladesh announce squad for Champions Trophy

Shafiul Islam returns back to the Bangladesh squad
Shafiul Islam returns back to the Bangladesh squad

Bangladesh selectors have recalled fast bowler Shafiul Islam in the 15-man squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy tournament to be played in England and Wales.

The 27-year-old last played for Bangladesh in October 2016 before a hamstring injury that he sustained during the Bangladesh Premier League hampered his progress. Overall, in the 56 ODIs, Shafiul has picked 63 wickets at an economy of 5.87.

Nurul Hasan and Subashis Roy are the notable omissions from the squad but they will part of the training camp in Sussex that will take place between the final week of April and first week of May and will also feature in the triangular series in Ireland which also involves New Zealand.

Shuvagata Hom has been left out of both the Champions Trophy and also the tri-series in Ireland as the conditions are expected to aid the seamers more than spinners.

Mustafizur Rahman, who is currently a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in the Indian Premier League is expected to join the training camp in Sussex while Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will depart from India in the first week of May.

Bangladesh squad for Sussex training camp and tri-series

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy, Sunzamul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Shafiul Islam

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