Bangladesh Recall Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun For ICC World Twenty20

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Bangladesh will play in ICC World Twenty20 qualification Group A alongside Ireland, the Netherlands and Oman.

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Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled batsman Mohammad Mithun and all-rounder Nasir Hossain in their 15-member squad for the ICC World Twenty20 trophy that begins in India next month. (Rubel Hossain Dropped as Bangladesh Name Asia Cup)

Mithun and Nasir were not part of the Bangladesh squad that drew 2-2 with Zimbabwe in the recent series in Khulna. (Masakadza, Madziva Level Series For Zimbabwe)

Chief selector Faruque Ahmed said they have been picked as “back-up” to the regular players. (Bangladesh Board Reluctant to Send Mustafizur Rahman For PSL)

“More or less we have an idea about our best 11 players. We thought they have the potential to be the next best,” Faruque told a press conference.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mithun played his last T20 international against the West Indies in August 2014 while Nasir was rested during last month’s series against Zimbabwe.

Mashrafe Mortaza will lead the side in the tournament.

Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman also return to the squad after missing the last two matches against Zimbabwe due to injury.

Bangladesh will play in the qualification Group A alongside Ireland, the Netherlands and Oman.

The top team from the group will then enter the main draw to take on the eight leading cricket nations in matches starting on March 15.


Source: NDTV

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