Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bangladesh announces squad for T20 World Cup 2012

On 16 August 2012 (Thursday), Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced their 15-member final squad for the coming T20 World Cup 2012. The fourth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will be held in Sri Lanka. It will kick off from 18th September with the match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
National team selectors lead by Akram Khan have brought just one change in the squad that toured Europe last month. Selectors have recalled Farhad Reza to replace Nazmul Hossain.
The Rajshahi pace bowling all-rounder Farhad Reza has made his place in the squad due to Nazmul Hossain’s bad performance in Europe tour. He played two matches and remained wicketless.
According to Chief selector Akram Khan, Farhad’s all-round abilities have helped him to be selected for the respected tournament. He said, “We made one change to the squad that toured Europe by bringing in Farhad in place of Nazmul. Farhad gives us a batting option down the order apart along with his role as a seamer.”
Farhad Reza’s all-rounder role will be effective for the team. He can bat down the order and bowl as a seamer.
Bangladesh Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (Capt.), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Jahurul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Elias Sunny, Farhad Reza, Abul Hasan.