Bangladesh add Taskin Ahmed, Farhad Reza to squad for ODI tri-series in Ireland

Waseem Ahmed 08:20 29/04/2019
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Reza is back in the ODI side for the first time since 2011.

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed and all-rounder Farhad Reza have been added to the 17-man squad for the upcoming ODI tri-series in Ireland.

Bangladesh had earlier named a 15-man provisional squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England led by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. For the Ireland tri-series, off-spinners Nayeem Hasan and Yasir Ali had been added to the 15-man squad which has now swelled to 19 with the inclusions of Taskin and Farhad.

Pacer Taskin Ahmed did not make the cut for the provisional World Cup but he was named as a standby player for the tournament given the injury concerns surrounding Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.

Farhad, meanwhile, is back in the ODI squad for the first time since 2011 and his inclusion comes on the back of him finishing as the highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded Dhaka Premier League (DPL).

Taskin Ahmed is one of the standby players for the World Cup.

Taskin Ahmed is one of the standby players for the World Cup.

The 32-year-old all-rounder has previously featured in 34 ODIs and 13 T20Is for Bangladesh with the last of those appearances coming in a clash against Hong Kong in March, 2014.

West Indies are the third team in the ODI tri-series in Ireland which begins on May 5. Bangladesh will open their campaign on May 7 when they take on West Indies at Dublin. Each team will face the others twice in the tri-series with the top two teams advancing to the final which takes place on May 17.

BANGLADESH 19-MAN SQUAD FOR TRI-SERIES

Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Shaifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Nayeem Hasan, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Farhad Reza.

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