Bangladesh pick Razzak, Sabbir

2014-02-17 07:31
Abdur Razzak (AFP)

Dhaka - Seasoned spinner Abdur Razzak and young batsman Sabbir Rahman were on Monday named in Bangladesh's squad for the World Twenty20 which the country hosts from March 16.

Razzak, 31, who has 39 wickets from 28 matches in the sport's shortest version, had missed last week's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury.

Sabbir, 22, was picked for the world event after making 26 on his Twenty20 debut in Chittagong on Friday. The right-hander has hit six half-centuries in domestic T20 cricket.

Chief selector Faruque Ahmed said the 15-man squad, led by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim, was a "blend of experience and youth".

"We have considered the fact that this is a world event and experience was necessary, but it is also an opportunity to give youngsters a chance," Ahmed said in a cricket board release.

"We have a lot of depth in our bowling. In our conditions, spin will be the main strength and we are well covered in that area with Shakib Al Hasan, Razzak and Sohag Gazi.

"I also believe this is an excellent fielding side."

Bangladesh, ranked 10th in the world, have been drawn with Afghanistan, Nepal and Hong Kong in group A of the preliminary round.

The other group comprises Zimbabwe, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands. The top team from each group advances to the main tournament.

Bangladesh play the event opener against Afghanistan in Dhaka on March 16.

Bangladesh squad:

Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain.

Read more on:    bangladesh  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.