Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu explained Tamim Iqbal’s exclusion from the World Cup squad as a fitness issue involving the southpaw’s injury concerns.
New Zealand opener Will Young scored a fifty as the Blackcaps won the third and final ODI against Bangladesh by seven wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam picked up two wickets in two balls in the 10th over of the innings to dismiss New Zealand opener Finn Allen and top-order batter Dean Foxcroft as Tigers try to defend 171 in the third and final ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto scored a fifty but the Tigers got bundled out for 171 in their third and final ODI against New Zealand at the Sher-e-Bangla national Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
A lot of confusion persisted for days but Bangladesh selectors are finally set to announce the World Cup squad today when the Tigers take on New Zealand in the third and final ODI in Mirpur.
Some of that expectation had been curbed by the performances in the recent Asia Cup. Following the multi-nation event, coach Chandika Hathurusingha had said in an interview that those who are dreaming of winning the World Cup should wake up from their sleep.
Bangladesh batter Najmul Hossain Shanto is set to lead the Tigers in their third and final ODI of the three-matches series against New Zealand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday after stand-in skipper Liton Das in absence of regular captain Shakib Al Hasan asked to be rested, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in a press release on Sunday.
Bangladesh suffered an 86-run thumping against New Zealand in the second of the ongoing three-match series yesterday -- the Tigers' first ODI loss at home against the Kiwis since October, 2008. Even preliminary scrutiny of the game would reveal that it was yet another batting failure by the Tigers as they were bundled out for 168 in 41.1 overs while chasing a 255-run target.
With the World Cup just around the corner, the three-match ODI series against New Zealand was expected to be an ideal platform for the vulnerable Bangladesh top-order to reassess its focus and gain confidence.