Soumya, Shoriful replace Sabbir, Saifuddin in Tigers’ T20 WC squad
Batter Soumya Sarkar and pacer Shoriful Islam made their way back to the Bangladesh T20 World Cup squad as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) submitted the final 15-member squad today, ahead of the October 14 cut-off date for any final changes.
The inclusion of Soumya and Shoriful -- who both were initially placed in the reserves -- have resulted in Sabbir Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin getting sidelined after the latter duo were slotted in the initial 15-member squad, declared on September 14.
Following winless outings in the just-concluded tri-nation series in New Zealand, the Shakib Al Hasan-led side are set to head for Down Under on Saturday. The Tigers will begin their World Cup campaign with two warm-up matches against Afghanistan and South Africa in Brisbane on October 17 and 19, respectively, before featuring in their World Cup opener on October 24.
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan (vc/wk), Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain