SL vs BAN: Amid IPL 2021, KKR’s Shakib Al Hasan, RR’s Mustafizur Rahman picked in Bangladesh preliminary ODI squad

SL vs BAN: Amid IPL 2021, KKR’s Shakib Al Hasan, RR’s Mustafizur picked in Bangladesh preliminary ODI squad; check out full squad
SL vs BAN: Amid IPL 2021, KKR’s Shakib Al Hasan, RR’s Mustafizur picked in Bangladesh preliminary ODI squad; check out full squad

SL vs BAN: Amid IPL 2021, KKR’s Shakib Al Hasan, RR’s Mustafizur picked in Bangladesh preliminary ODI squadBangladesh on Saturday named a 23-member preliminary squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka later this month. Interestingly, the selectors named Shakib and Mustafizur in their squad. The group is scheduled to start training on May 2.

Shakib Al Hasan missed the Test series for Bangladesh after being granted leave to play in IPL. Mustafizur was also given an NOC to take part in the IPL.

SL vs BAN: Amid IPL 2021, KKR’s Shakib Al Hasan, RR’s Mustafizur picked in Bangladesh preliminary ODI squad

While Shakib was dropped from KKR XI after 3 consecutive poor show with the bat. On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman is among 4 overseas players left in the Rajasthan Royals camp.

Rajasthan Royals are left without four players for a couple of reasons. Andrew Tye and Liam Livingstone left IPL after bubble fatigue while Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer were injured.

Surprisingly, the duo are expected to join the ODI team for a three-match series, which is likely to start on May 23. It is notable that the IPL’s league stage also concludes on May 23, with the final on May 30.

The squad also features  Imrul Kayes who last played an ODI in 2018. Majority of players were part of Bangladesh’s recent white-ball tour of New Zealand.

The three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka will begin on May 23.

Bangladesh’s preliminary squad: Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam.

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