Lucknow: For the upcoming series against India, left arm spinner Arafat sunny and pacer Al-Amin are being looked upto for the Bangladesh T20I series.
While Sunny had played his last T20I for Bangladesh against Pakistan on March 16, 2016, Hossain was seen in action in the shortest format for the national side on March 26, 2016. Their respective ODI matches for Bangladesh took place even before.
“We have picked Arafat as he is bowling quite consistently in the domestic arena. We already have Shakib [Al Hassan] but we need someone who has the experience of playing the shorter format,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin was quoted as saying by reporters after the squads were announced.
“Al Amin was picked as we have seen there is some grass on the Indian wickets. In the recent past, he had improved his fitness to quite an extent and he is one of the few bowlers who can bowl with the seam up and we have seen that pacers who are bowling with the seam up are quite successful in India.” Abedin added.
Taijul Islam, Sabbir Rahman and Nazmul Hossain are out of the setup but there is a place for Soumya Sarkar in the 15 despite the selectors admitting that they weren’t too keen to include him.
“Actually we were not very keen to take Soumya. He was picked majorly at the insistence of the coach,” the chief selector revealed.
The first match of this series between India and Bangladesh is expected to take place on November 03, the second on November 07 and the last being held on November 10.