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Bangladesh draft Al-Amin Hossain for first and second ODIs against England

Al-Amin Hossain was earlier dropped for the ODI series against Afghanistan
Al-Amin Hossain was earlier dropped for the ODI series against Afghanistan
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The Bangladesh selectors have picked fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain for the first two One-Day Internationals against England in the upcoming three-match series.

Al-Amin last featured for Bangladesh in an ODI against Zimbabwe in November 2015 and so far, he has played 14 games in the format, picking 21 wickets at an average of 24.90.

To accommodate Hossain, the Bangladesh selectors dropped left-arm spinner Taijul Islam who only accounted for one wicket in the first two ODIs against Afghanistan in the recently concluded series.

The rest of the squad retains the same makeup with Mashrafe Mortaza captaining the side while the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar forming the core of the batting line-up.

Al-Amin will be a part of the pace attack which consists of bowlers like Taskin Ahmed, Mortaza and Shafiul Islam whereas Shakib will lead the spin attack along with the likes of Nasir Hossain and Mosharraf Hossain.

The first two ODIs of the three-match series will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on 7th and 9th October respectively.

Bangladesh squad for first two ODIs:

Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Mosharraf Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed

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