Angladesh’s bowling attack brought more ammunition before the game against Sri Lanka. Pacer Shafiul Islam was inducted into the squad, and Mahmudullah went bowling.
Bangladesh will be without a first-choice attack during the three-day international matches. Mashrafe Mortaza and Saifuddin retired due to a hamstring or back injury. While Taskin Ahmed has been called to replace Saifuddin, the selectors have decided to include Shaiful in the now 15-member squad to give team leaders another option for quick bowling.
Bangladesh won a 5-wicket victory in its warm-up match against Sri Lanka’s president XI. But with Opposition Post 282/8, the bowlers came for punishment. Taskin fought extra and went for 1/57 in his eight overs.
According to Minhajul Abedin, the main voter, conditions were also a factor in her decision. “After yesterday’s practice session, the team management thought we might need an extra bowler and the conditions in Sri Lanka are very hot now,” he said.
Shafiul last played in October 2016 a day for Bangladesh against England. Strong achievements on the home circuit have kept him on the radar and he now has the chance to expand his 56 ODI caps and 63 wickets.
“The condition of his shoulder is comparatively better than during the World Cup,” said Teamphysio Bayjedul Islam Khan to the Daily Star action and will begin gradually with a straight arm action. It will improve when it comes to bowling and there should be no problem. We hope that he can roll in this series. “
However, he warned that Mahmudullah may never again be able to throw and catch with high intensity.
The First ODI will take place on 26th July 2019 at R Premadasa Stadium.