Bangladesh name five uncapped players in T20I squad

Shakib Al Hasan returns to the squad after recovery from injury
Shakib Al Hasan returns to the squad after recovery from injury
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Bangladesh have named a new-look squad for the upcoming two-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka with five uncapped players in it.

Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the Test series against Sri Lanka has made sufficient recovery to lead the side while Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman also make a comeback after missing out on the T20Is in South Africa due to injuries.

Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain and Taskin Ahmed have all been dropped from the squad that faced South Africa last while the selectors have decided to reward top performers in Bangladesh Premier League with uncapped Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan and Afif Hossain all getting a chance.

The two match series will be played in Dhaka and Sylhet on 15th and 18th February.

Bangladesh T20I squad:

Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain.

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