The snub from BCB has put an enormous query mark on Mortaza’s future in worldwide cricket.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have determined in opposition to selecting former skipper Mashrafe Mortaza within the 24-man preliminary squad for the forthcoming ODI sequence in opposition to West Indies. The snub from BCB has put an enormous query mark on Mortaza’s future in worldwide cricket. Having made his ODI debut method again in 2001, Mortaza was by no means dropped from the ODI squad though he missed a number of video games due to persistent issues with accidents.
Mortaza was one of many greatest speaking factors within the buildup to the squad announcement. The veteran bowler confirmed that he’s nonetheless eager to don the Bangladesh jersey by proving his health and impressing with the ball in the course of the recently-concluded Bangabandhu T20 Cup. He picked up seven wickets in 4 video games together with his maiden five-wicket haul within the shortest format of the sport.
Mortaza had stepped down as Bangladesh’s ODI captain over the past dwelling sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe. He, nevertheless, made it clear that he had no want of hanging his boots though the talks of his retirement have been doing the spherical for the reason that conclusion of the 2019 World Cup the place he appeared like a pale shadow of his typical self.
Eye on 2023 World Cup
Whereas Mortaza continues to be keen to symbolize his nationwide workforce, the Bangladesh selectors and the workforce administration have determined in any other case. With a watch on the 2023 World Cup, the selectors and the workforce administration determined to check out others instead of the veteran former skipper. Whereas asserting the squads, the BCB chief selector mentioned that Mortaza understood the choice and acknowledged that he would proceed to play home cricket.
”We’ve full respect for him (Mortaza) as he had given lot for us. It was a tough determination however we now have to just accept actuality. We’ve taken this determination speaking with the workforce administration and everybody involved. It’s an enormous alternative for the participant who will change him within the workforce. I’ve spoken with him(Mortaza) and there’s no type of misunderstanding between us. He mentioned he needs to proceed enjoying home cricket,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin instructed reporters on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Stadium on Monday.
”The workforce administration had given plan to us and we now have shared our plan and we need to take the cricket forward and so we now have taken this determination. We’ve to offer likelihood to teenager. We’re starting this sequence with out Mortaza however we’re maintaining a tally of the 2023 World Cup. Our workforce administration had given us a plan the place the imaginative and prescient is 2023 World Cup and conserving that in thoughts we determined to not embrace him,” he added.
One other spotlight of the squads’ announcement is the return of ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. The southpaw has been named within the Check and ODI squad after finishing his one 12 months ban imposed by ICC for failing to report corrupt approaches. The upcoming sequence shall be Bangladesh’s first sequence for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic stopped cricket within the nation in mid-March.
Preliminary Squad for ODI Sequence:
Tamim Iqbal Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Al Amin Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Md. Shoriful Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Hasan Mahmud, Md Mithun, Saif Uddin, Liton Kumer Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Md Mahmud Ullah, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Taijul Islam, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Nasum Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Parvez Hossain Emon, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mahadi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Rubel Hossain
Preliminary Squad for Check Sequence:
Momimul Haque Showrab, Taskin Ahmed, Tamim Iqbal Khan, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Md Mithun, Taijul Islam, Liton Kumer Das, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shadman Islam, Mohammed Saif Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury