Tri-series: Bangladesh drop Mehidy Hasan in Twenty20 squad shake-up
- Bangladesh have axed Mehidy Hasan and Rubel Hossain from the T20I squad for tri-series
- Ariful Haque, Abu Hider, Nazmul Islam and Mohammad Mithun are also not in the squad
- The tri-series will begin with the opening match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on Friday
Bangladesh have dropped all-rounder Mehidy Hasan and pace bowler Rubel Hossain from the 13-man squad for the first two games of the upcoming T20I triangular series at home featuring Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.
Hasan had a poor outing in the ODI series in Sri Lanka, which Bangladesh lost 0-3. In the three-matches he played in that series, Hasan could scalp only two wickets.
Even in the home T20I series against West Indies in December last year which Bangladesh lost, the 21-year-old could pick just one wicket in the three matches he played.
All-rounder Ariful Haque, pace bowler Abu Hider, spinner Nazmul Islam and batsman Mohammad Mithun were also left out from Bangladesh’s T20 squad that played the West Indies in December 2018.
The tri-series will begin with the opening match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on Friday in Mirpur.
Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Litton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmud Ullah, Afif Hossain, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Shabbir Rahaman, Taijul Islam, Sheikh Mehedi Hasan, Shaif Uddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Yasin Arafat Mishu.