Selectors of Bangladesh's Cricket Team have Chosen Zayed over Ahmed

Bangladesh's Mashrafe Mortaza
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There has definitely been an improvement in Bangladeshi cricket, especially that they are ranking above Afghanistan and West Indies amongst the odds. Their One Day Internationals have especially led to this improvement. Even though the best online cricket betting sites have Bangladesh at 50/1, they are no walk in the park. Renown for tricky upsets in the 2015 World Cup against India, Pakistan and South Africa, Bangladesh cannot be underestimated.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the team for the World Cup 2019

As soon as Bangladesh announced the 15-member team for the World Cup, a tear formed in the eyes of right-arm fast bowler. Taskin Ahmed has not been included in the World Cup squad. This is the second time in Bangladesh cricket, that a cricketer has been passionate about not being included in the World Cup team, crying in front of the media. Before that, Mashrafe Mortaza had tears in his eyes about not being included in the World Cup 2015 team. However, today his hard work and luck has made Mortaza captain of the One Day International (ODI) team, he will also take charge of the Bangladesh team in the 2019 World Cup. However, if they talk about Taskin Ahmed's ODI career, he has played 32 matches for Bangladesh. In these 32 matches, he has taken 45 wickets.

Taskin Ahmed has been out of the ODI team since October 2017 due to injuries. In such a situation, the board did not trust him to perform in the World Cup. On the other hand, Taskin claims that he is fine and will work harder in the team. After the exclusion, Taskin made a comeback in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). In this league, he took 24 wickets in 12 matches. But, during a match, he was hurt again while making a catch.

Abu Zayed has got an entry into the World Cup team instead of Taskin Ahmed

Uncapped ODI player Abu Zayed, had done well in the Bangladesh Premier League. Besides, he has also played Test and T20 cricket for his country. Ahmed was considered to be the fourth option for the Bangladeshi pace bowling attack, alongside Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rehman and Rubel Hossain.

However, the selectors chose Zayed, which surprised everyone. He impressed the selectors with his swing bowling in the Test series on the New Zealand tour. Zayed, on the helpful pitch for fast bowlers, showed that he can do amazing things with the ball. But many people did not realise that he would get a World Cup spot because he has not yet made a one-day debut. Abu has played five Tests and three T20 Internationals so far, with 15 wickets in total.

Ahmed was shocked not to be selected for the Cricket World Cup 2019, and he could not control his emotions when talking to the media. Footage on social media, in which Taskin is surrounded by journalists, revealed him in tears when expressing information that he was not selected in the World Cup team. Taskin could not control his tears and started crying bitterly. Since then, Bangladeshi fans have been quite supportive of them.

Bangladesh's Team Remains the Same

Minus Taskin, the historic cricket legends predicted the Bangladesh squad correctly. The question of Mosaddek Hussain was already answered when he played in the last One Day Asia Cup. Mashrafe Mortaza will take charge of the team while Shakib Al Hasan will be vice-captain. The Bangladesh team will start its 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa on the 2nd of June. England are favourites for this World Cup, closely followed by the very in-form Indian Cricket Team.

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