Selectors of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced 15 members squad for upcoming T20 World Cup in India. Mashrafe will lead the team & Shakib is his deputy. No real surprise in the team except few new comer. The selector pannel, lead by former captain Faruk Ahmed may be influenced by Bangladesh Premier League. Mithun, Rony are the examples.
Pace Battery: Every teams are trying to strengthen their Spin attack considering sub-continental condition. Surprisingly Bangladesh have shown a great faith on their quicker bowler as they include five Pace bowler.
Behind the stump: A good nnumber of back up will be available behind the stump as there are three wicket keeper in the squad.
Single genuine Spinner: Left-arm Arafat Sunny is the only specialist spin bowler.
All-rounder dependency: All-rounder Shakib, Mahmudullah & Nasir are well capable to generate a rigorous spin attack.
Only Opening pair: Tamim Iqbal is pure opening batsman. Recently Soumya has taken the opening spot along with Tamim. There is no regular option beside them.
Notable Inclusion: Md. Mithun got chance once in national side but couldn’t capitalize that. He again gets opportunity as a reward of his BPL performance for Rangpur Riders. Young Abu haider Rony was just included in last Zimbabwe series after becoming most wicket takers in BPL. Promising wicket keeper, Nurul Hasan has shown a strong character in Zimbabwe series as a continuation of his domestic performance.
Notable Exclusion: Anamul Hoque was considered the next opener of Bangladesh who had a strong T20 career in the beginning. But due to injury & recent form may be made him out of team. Pacer Rubel was out of the primary squad for injury. Imrul has failed to make it due to poor show against Zimbabwe despite of stunning performances in BPL. Taijul or Zubair has been ignored to emphasis pace attack. BPL performer Zahurul Islam is too old to come back.
Team Combination: 5 pacer with a genuine spinner, a great all-rounder and 3 batting all-rounder (Mahmudullah, Sabbir & Nasir) who can bowl spin. Among the Five other players there are 3 wicket keeper batsmen, 1 batsman with occasional pace & a specialist batsman.
Full Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarker, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Nurul Hasan (wk), Mashrafe Mortoza (capt), Abu Haider Rony, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
Stand By: Imrul Kayes, Shuvagoto Hom, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mukhtar Ali