Bangladesh squad named for World Cup 2019

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced its squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Shakib Al Hasan, who has had injury issues and had to even pull out from the recent tour of New Zealand, is back in the squad as deputy to Mashrafe Mortaza. The squad also features Mosaddek Hossain, a batting all-rounder, and the uncapped Abu Jayed.

Jayed has been a regular fixture in Tests for Bangladesh but is yet to wear an ODI cap. His inclusion has come at the expense of Taskin Ahmed, who was ruled out of the New Zealand tour with an ankle injury.

With Shakib back, Bangladesh will be pleased to have their senior core of him, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mashrafe Mortaza intact. Mahmudullah too carries a wealth of experience with him.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (Vc), Mohammad Mithun, Shabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.