T20 World Cup 2022: Mahmudullah Dropped As Bangladesh Announce T20 World Cup Squad

Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan

Mahmudullah Riyad, a earlier T20I captain, was left off of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB15-player )’s roster that might be headed by high all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia subsequent month. 

Subsequent month, this staff will go to New Zealand for a tri-nation T20I sequence with Pakistan. The tri-nation sequence will function the World Cup’s warm-up. 

Mahmudullah, who led the Tigers within the T20 World Cup that was held within the UAE final yr, has lately been underneath fireplace for his latest struggles within the shortest model of the sport, significantly due to his poor strike price.

Mahmudullah Dropped After Session With All Members Of Crew Administration: BCB Chief Selector

Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah. Picture Supply: Twitter

It was additionally found that the cricketer had misplaced the favour of the staff administration and selectors following a poor efficiency within the Asia Cup earlier this month, during which Bangladesh departed from the group stage with out recording a single win. 

At a press convention in Mirpur at the moment, BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin and selector Habibul Bashar unveiled the staff for the World Cup. 

“Our T20 advisor [Sridharan Sriram] has given us a plan for the following one yr. We’re heading in a special course in accordance with that plan.

And we dropped Mahmudullah Riyad after session with all of the members of the staff administration,” BCB chief selector mentioned.

Each Minhajul and Bashar have been not sure when requested if this marks the top of Mahmudullah’s T20I profession earlier than Bashar lastly responded: “Time will inform. A participant will all the time have the chance to make a comeback so long as he has not retired from the format.”   

Liton Das Makes Comeback To The Squad

The three gamers who have been injured and missed the Asia Cup, star opener Liton Das, wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan, and bowler Hasan Mahmud, have all been referred to as as much as the staff for the World Cup. 

Liton Das
Liton Das (Picture Supply: Twitter )

Whereas Sohan was unable to go to the UAE for the continental match owing to a finger damage sustained through the Zimbabwe journey, Liton missed the ultimate two One Day Internationals towards Zimbabwe in August in addition to the entire Asia Cup resulting from a hamstring ailment.

Hasan Mahmud, who had been absent from the nationwide staff for greater than 16 months previous to the newest Zimbabwe go to, was unlucky to endure an ankle damage throughout a follow session for the Asia Cup. 

One of many 4 stand-by gamers within the staff, Soumya Sarkar, who was reduce from the squad resulting from his subpar performances in the newest T20 World Cup, has been retained. 

Opening Batting Place An Space Of Concern For Bangladesh

The opening place remains to be the principle space of fear for the Bangladesh staff administration earlier than the most important T20 match, subsequently rumours about Soumya’s choice to the facet have been rampant over the previous few days. 

Yasir Ali, who has lately skilled damage points, can also be again with the staff. 

Najmul Hossain Shanto, who was left off the staff for the Asia Cup, can also be again for the World Cup. Shanto has been added to the staff as a “back-up” opener, the selectors have been knowledgeable. 

Najmul Shanto
Najmul Shanto (Credit: Twitter)

Mushfiqur Rahim, an completed participant who withdrew from the format quickly after the Asia Cup, would even be absent from Bangladesh’s inaugural T20 World Cup. Shakib, the captain, is de facto the one member of Bangladesh’s nice 4 to be nonetheless enjoying, with Tamim Iqbal having left the format in July and Mahmudullah being unpicked. 

Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (C), Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan (VC), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Yasir Ali, Nasum Ahmed, Najmul Hossain Shanto  

Stand-by: Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Soumya Sarkar 

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