Hom, Taijul return to squad for first T20

Tanbir Hayder, who made his ODI debut against New Zealand, has been dropped from the T20 squad © BCB

Bangladesh have included Shuvagata Hom and Taijul Islam in the 15-man squad for the first T20 against New Zealand in Napier on January 3. From the ODI squad, Tanbir Hayder and Mehedi Hasan have been dropped though the latter didn’t play a single game.

Rubel Hossain also didn’t get a game but was picked in the T20 squad while Soumya Sarkar, who made just one run in the first ODI, was also included.

Tanbir meanwhile, playing ODIs for the first time, went wicketless with his legspin and made just five runs in the two matches.

But it is likely that the team could be shuffled as the touring party in New Zealand still includes all the other players from the preliminary camp in Australia. Mushfiqur Rahim is also with the party, recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered during the first ODI in Christchurch.

From Bangladesh’s last T20 squad, which played in the World T20 earlier this year, there was no place for Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Saqlain Sajib and Arafat Sunny.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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