Bangladesh to debut Taskin and Mithun

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The uncapped Taskin Ahmed and Mithun Ali have been named in Bangladesh's squad for this month's ODI series against India.

The uncapped Taskin Ahmed and Mithun Ali have been named in Bangladesh's squad for this month's ODI series against India.

Fast bowler Ahmed has enjoyed a superb stretch of form at domestic level recently, while Ali has been afforded the chance to build on a promising Twenty20 International debut earlier this year.

"We have kept more or less a settled squad but it is also important to get an idea about the kind of back up we have in our hands as we start preparing for the World Cup," said chief of selectors Faruque Ahmed.

"Mithun has been under our radar for a while. He has performed consistently in the limited-overs format and in the longer version as well during the last couple of years and deserves a chance at international level.

"Taskin is an exciting prospect and has already played a Twenty20 International. We thought it was a good opportunity to see how he performs in home conditions against some quality batsmen."

The three ODIs will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, on 15, 17 and 19 June. A tour of the West Indies for three ODIs, a one-off T20I and two Tests will follow.

<b>Squad:</b> Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mithun Ali, Abdur Razzak, Masrafe Mortaza, Shohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

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