Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Animul Islam returns home, Rubel kept on as reserve for T20 WC. Rubel Hossain has been retained as a reserve player in the Bangladesh squad
Rubel Hossain has been retained as a reserve player in the Bangladesh squad
Bangladesh Cricket Board has confirmed that one of the two reserve players of their World Cup squad – Animul Islam – has returned. Fast bowler Rubel Hossain, who was also named a reserve in the squad, has been retained.
“Biplob (Aminul) is returning,” national selector Habibul Bashar told reporters on Saturday. “We have kept Rubel as part of precaution as couple of pace bowlers are carrying slight niggle,” he said.
The duo was included as stand-by for the camp but due to pacers' injury concern, the team management decided to keep Rubel as reserve with the team as an additional squad member.
”Rubel will be with us for entire event as Reserve Player. In case any player ruled out, Rubel will join as player from the status of Reserve player and the rule is not new as this is in practice from 2017 Champions Trophy,” Rabeed Imam, senior manager media & communications of BCB, told Cricbuzz on Saturday.
Bangladesh head to Abu Dhabi, UAE on Sunday to play two warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and Ireland before returning to Oman on 15 October for Round 1 of the World Cup. Mahmudullah has a sore back, so is unlikely to feature in the first warm-up fixture against Sri Lanka on October 12.
Squad: Mahmudullah (Captain), Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Saifuddin, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain