Sports Reporter: The Bangladesh Cricket board (BCB) on Monday announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming Nidihas Trophy T20I tri-series naming Shakib Al Hasan as the captain and Mahmudullah Riyad as his deputy.
Leading all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been included in the squad despite not making a full recovery from his injury yet. However, as Shakib's presence remains doubtful due to injury concerns, Mahmudullah may lead Bangladesh in the first match against India.
Meanwhile, legendary Caribbean pacer and bowling coach of Bangladesh - Courtney Walsh has been given charge of head coach of the team for the tournament.
Four cricketers - Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan and Afif Hossain have been dropped from the squad.
Opener Imrul Kayes alongside Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taskin Ahmed have been called up and added again in the squad for the series.
Nidahas Trophy 2018 is scheduled to begin from March 6 in Sri Lanka involving host Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.
Bangladesh T20I squad for Nidahas Trophy: Shakib Al Hasan (captain) Mahmudullah Riyad (vice-captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Ariful Haque and Nazmul Islam Apu.
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