Afif Hossain and Mohammad Naim have been added to Bangladesh’s 15-man roster for the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Afghanistan beginning on July 5. After suffering an injury during the ODIs against Ireland, pace bowler Taskin Ahmed also rejoined the team. He had been disqualified from the ensuing Test against Ireland as a result. Taskin made his comeback to the international cricket scene during the recently finished Test series against Afghanistan.
Naim qualified for the ODIs by amassing 932 runs at an average of 71.69 through 16 games in the Dhaka Premier League, the nation’s customary list A competition. In 15 DPL games, Afif scored 550 runs at an average of 55. Yasir Ali, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, and Rony Talukdar could not succeed in keeping their spots in the ODI team, reports Live Cricket Score.
“We chose Naim and Afif Hossain because this is the penultimate series before the Asia Cup, and we want to watch certain players. Afif and Naim both participated in domestic competitions to regain their positions on the team. Once Taskin returned, Mrittunjoy could not keep his position as we thought about Rony Talukdar for the T20I format. We are not currently considering Yasir for the ODIs due to his situation, “On Saturday, BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin spoke to Live Cricket Score.Bangladesh recall Afif, Naim for Afghanistan ODIs
On July 8, Bangladesh will play each of its games at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.