All of the Bangladesh players who completed a series win over New Zealand on Wednesday have been named in their squad for next month’s T20 World Cup.
Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side that took a 3-1 lead in the T20I series with one match still to play.
Bangladesh, with a mix of established performers and rising new stars, have fielded an unchanged team for the first four matches against New Zealand.
Mohammad Naim and Liton Das retained their places as openers in the World Cup squad after established opener Tamim Iqbal declared himself unavailable.
Tamim, the top-scorer at the 2016 World Cup with 295 runs, has not played a T20I since March last year and missed the series win over Australia last month and the current New Zealand games because of a knee injury.
The 32-year-old was expected to be fit for the World Cup but recently announced that he wanted to give others a chance.
“Tamim Iqbal is one of our best players in three formats,” said chief selector Minhajul Abedin as he announced the squad. “It’s unfortunate we did not get him. We will miss him. But we are confident he will come back.”
Shamim Hossain, part of the team who won the U19 World Cup, was also selected.
Bangladesh are in preliminary Group B with Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman for the tournament that begins on 17 October in the United Arab Emirates.
Bangladesh squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shamim Hossain.
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