Shafiul called for SL tour | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, July 24, 2019

Shafiul called for SL tour

Through a media release the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday informed that pacer Shafiul Islam has been added to the squad for the Sri Lanka tour and that the right-armer is expected to join the Tigers in Colombo today.

The initial 14-member squad which travelled to Sri Lanka for the three-match ODI series lacked firepower in the bowling department as skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was ruled out in the last moment due to a hamstring injury.

In addition, the way Taskin Ahmed bowled -- returning expensive figures of one for 57 in eight overs -- in yesterday’s warm-up against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI might have also played a part in high-ups’ decision to include Shafiul in an effort to boost their pace attack.

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