Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes have been included in squad for the ongoing Asia Cup.
The duo will fly for UAE at 7:30 pm tomorrow Bangladesh Time. Bangladesh were already struggling for an opening partner for Tamim Iqbal even before the start of the Asia Cup. The star batsman fell prey to injury during the opening fixture against Sri Lanka and had to return to Dhaka.
Tigers tried youngster Nazmul Hossain in the game against Afghanistan yesterday and India today in the opening slot alongside Liton Das but the duo have not produced anything significant.
Soumya and Imrul have both experience of batting as openers. Soumya had batted alongside Tamim in ODIs as an opener before loss of form saw him lose his place in the ODI side. Bangladesh are currently playing India at Dubai.