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Mohammad Saifuddin, Fazle Mahmud Included in Bangladesh Squad for ODIs Against Zimbabwe

Cricketnext Staff |October 11, 2018, 10:18 PM IST
Mohammad Saifuddin, Fazle Mahmud Included in Bangladesh Squad for ODIs Against Zimbabwe

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe at home. While Shakib Al Hasan will miss out owing to the left finger injury he picked up in January and aggravated during the Asia Cup, Mohammad Saifuddin and Fazle Mahmud have made their way into the squad.

Saifuddin last played for Bangladesh in February, and the selection gives him another opportunity to cement his place in the side. Thirty year old Mahmud, on the other hand, has never represented Bangladesh before.

Along with Shakib, Tamim Iqbal has been omitted from the squad as well due to the fracture he picked up in the Asia Cup, and is still recovering from. Soumya Sarkar and Mosaddek Hossain have also not been selected.

Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain keep their place in the Bangladesh ODI side, and their experience will be vital in them putting up a good performance at home after they suffered a defeat to India in the final of the Asia Cup.

The series will begin in Dhaka on October 21, before two ODIs in Chittagong on October 24 and 26.

Full Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Saifuddin, Fazle Mahmud, Imrul Kayes

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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