Das, Mustafizur named in Tigers T20 squad


Bangladesh selectors have decided to give two young players a chance to gain squad experience for the one-off T20 against Pakistan, naming batsman Litton Das and paceman Mustafizur Rahman in the side.

They have opted to rest Mominul Haque and Rubel Hossain for the match on Friday, but have otherwise kept a strong side after their historic three-nil drubbing of Pakistan in the ODI series this past week.

Faruque Ahmed, the chairman of selectors, said: "Mustafizur's inclusion may come as a surprise to some but he has impressed during his time with the Under-19s and the A team.

"He is an intelligent bowler with good variation which is required in T20 cricket. Besides, being a left-arm seamer he gives us a different option.

"Litton has been under our radar for a while now and he has the runs behind him in first class and list A cricket. He is one for the future.

"We have decided to rest Rubel in order to keep him fresh for the Test series as he is our main strike bowler."

Bangladesh T20 squad Tamim Iqbal, Rony Talukdar, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Abul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny