Two uncapped players in batsman Mohammad Mithun and pacer Taskin Ahmed got the nod when the national selectors announced a 15-member squad for the three-match ODI series against India.
The 24-year old wicketkeeper batsman Mithun earned the call-up for his impressive performance over the last couple of years while 19-year old Taskin, who impressed during his first international appearance in the ICC World Twenty20 match against Australia, won a place ahead of Rubel Hossain as the selectors wanted to see the exciting young prospect ahead of next year's World Cup to be held in Australia-New Zealand.
An under-strength India, led by Suresh Raina, will arrive on June 13 to play three day-night ODI matches on June 15, 17 and 19 against the Tigers at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
“We kept faith on the settled side and only brought in two uncapped players because we have to think of our back-up players as we start preparing for the ICC World Cup. Mithun deserves a chance at international level while Taskin is an exciting prospect and we thought it was a good opportunity to see how he performs in the 50-over game in home conditions against some quality batsmen,” said chief selector Faruque Ahmed.
Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Hoque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mohammad Mithun, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain and Taskin Ahmed.