The Bangladesh Cricket Board has included three uncapped cricketers – Towhid Hridoy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, and Tanvir Islam in their 15-member squad for the opening two T20Is of the three-match series against England at home. In addition to the trio, opening batsman, Rony Talukdar returned to the national squad after an eight-year absence due to his outstanding batting performances in the Bangladesh Premier League. Talukdar last played for Bangladesh in this format in 2015, but he has now forced his way back into the team. Shamim Hossain also made his comeback for the first time since 2021.
“They all performed well in the BPL, which is why we chose them. Rony performed admirably in the tournament, as did Shamim, and the debutants performed admirably in the shortest format to earn their place, “Minhajul Abedin, BCB’s chief selector, told Live Cricket Score on Wednesday.
Minhajul also stated that while they have dropped Yasir Ali, Soumya Sarkar, Ebadot Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, and Shoriful Islam from the previous T20 squad that toured Australia for the ICC T20 World Cup, the door is not completely closed on them. “We’re going to sit down with them in the coming days to talk about our plans because they’re in our 20 to 22-member pool,” he said.