HomeBangladeshBCB president Nazmul Hassan: Mahmudullah nonetheless in Bangladesh's World Cup plans

BCB president Nazmul Hassan: Mahmudullah nonetheless in Bangladesh’s World Cup plans

Mahmudullah stays in rivalry for the World Cup, in keeping with BCB president Nazmul Hassan, although he has not performed an ODI since March. Hassan has advised that the skilled middle-order batter might be among the many group that performs within the ODI sequence towards New Zealand later this month.

Bangladesh have performed 11 ODIs since Mahmudullah’s final look. On the time he was first unnoticed, the selectors mentioned he had been “rested“, however they continued to go away him out of subsequent squads, together with the one for the continued Asia Cup.

He averaged 43.8 in 13 innings within the 12 months main as much as his exclusion, however scored his runs at a strike fee of 70.75, effectively beneath his profession determine of 76.17.

Towhid Hridoy is recognised because the batter who has successfully taken Mahmudullah’s place, though Bangladesh are nonetheless uncertain over whom to play at No. 7. The presence of two allrounders in Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz permits them to choose both an additional batter or an additional bowler, and so they have gone forwards and backwards between these two choices. Of their most up-to-date Asia Cup sport towards Afghanistan, they promoted Mehidy to open – he scored a century earlier than retiring harm – and picked two frontline batters – Shamim Hossain and Afif Hossain – at Nos. 7 and eight.

“I feel he’s [in the selectors’ thoughts],” Hassan mentioned on Monday. “I do not see why not. Our gamers are injury-prone like [Najmul Hossain] Shanto and Miraz yesterday. Mustafizur [Rahman] suffered within the first sport. We want steady replacements. We cannot have the ability to cowl the World Cup with eleven gamers. There is not any have to take the standby gamers flippantly.”

Hassan mentioned Bangladesh have needed to veer from their preliminary plan of naming the identical squads for the Asia Cup and World Cup as a result of accidents. “The Asia Cup squad was alleged to be the World Cup squad,” he mentioned. “However we’ve got needed to make a number of adjustments. Ebadot [Hossain] would have been within the squad if he was match. Tamim [Iqbal] and Litton [Das] would have additionally been within the squad.”

Hassan mentioned Bangladesh would announce their World Cup squad after the New Zealand sequence, which ends on September 26. September 5 is the deadline for groups to call their squads, however they’ve some leeway to make adjustments thereafter.

“We’ve to present them [the ICC] a squad for logistical causes,” Hassan mentioned. “I feel the principle squad must be submitted on September 27. You’ll all know after we see them within the New Zealand sequence. I feel those that are in Dhaka will get to play towards New Zealand.

“We have not been capable of implement our plan. Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das have been alleged to open within the Asia Cup however they aren’t within the crew. I do not know if they’ve been declared match. We will not make a crew with out them, can we? It’s important to perceive our challenges. We’ve 17 gamers within the Asia Cup squad.

“The six in Dhaka are additionally succesful gamers. Tamim and Litton will enter the fray, which makes it 25 gamers. We’ve to go away out ten gamers. Who to go away out? It will not be straightforward. Can we omit those that are performing? We do not have to go away out anybody now.”



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