Bangladesh called left uncovered batter Fazle Mahmud and remembered sailor Mohammad Saifuddin in place of the injured Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan for the three -The ODI series against Zimbabwe, which starts on October 21 in Dhaka.
Shakib's recurring injury to his fingers has ruled him out for at least three months, while Tamim has not yet recovered from the wrist injury suffered in the first Asian Cup game against Sri Lanka.
Saifuddin last played ODI cricket in January this year, while Mahmud, 30, who has played 80 List A games so far, was rewarded for his performances for Team A on the road Ireland. 19659004] Mahmud made 136 runs in three innings with an average of 45.33 and an attack rate of 115.25 in the one-day series in Ireland in August. Most recently, he earned the best career record of 195 for the Barisal Division against the Rangpur Division in a first class match.
Mahmud heard the news of his call while traveling on a bus to Barisal from an NCL party in Khulna. "It's a dream come true," Mahmud told ESPNcricinfo. "I've waited a long time for this opportunity, I want to make the most of it."
Saiuddin had also done quite well with Team A on the tour to Ireland. It took six windows in five of a day at an economy rate of 5.38. In addition to being skilful with his average pace, Saifuddin can produce great hits with the bat in the lower order.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim were available, despite recovering from injuries. The selectors also maintained their faith in Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who only made 20 runs in three Asian Cup innings, and Ariful Haque, who did not play a single game in the tournament.
Team : Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miras, jasper / Victor of peace, Jazan of the animals of the force in which it is found. ]