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Bangladesh retains World Cup squad for limited-overs home series against India

Bangladesh retains World Cup squad for limited-overs home series against India

Cricket selectors retained most of Bangladesh's World Cup squad with Habibul Bashar as captain to face India in an upcoming limited overs home series, an official said Monday.
This year's World Cup in the West Indies was Bangladesh's most successful, including stunning wins over India and South Africa and a place in the Super 8s.
"We didn't want to break the winning combination," chief selector Faruque Ahmed said, announcing the 14-member team at a news conference in the capital, Dhaka.
Bashar will get ace batsman Mohammad Ashraful as his deputy, Ahmed said.
The selectors rested Tapash Baishya, who returned home early from the Caribbean with an injury, while Rajin Saleh was dropped in favor of Farhad Reza, who made the World Cup squad but didn't get a chance to play.
Bashar, who recently indicated he may retire from the shorter version of the game, said he will make his decision after the series against India.
The series will also be Dav Whatmore's last as Bangladesh's coach. The 53-year-old Australian, whose four-year tenure expired Monday, earlier declined to renew his contract, but agreed to stay on for the Indian series.
India arrives in Bangladesh on May 7 to play a three-match one-day international series, followed by two tests. The one-dayers will be played May 10, 12 and 15. The tests go May 18 and 25.
India last toured Bangladesh in December 2004 when the hosts registered their first ever one-day international win on home ground _ beating the visitors by 15 runs in their second match.
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Bangladesh Squad: Habibul Bashar, Shahriar Nafees, Javed Omar, Tamim Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Shakib al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafee bin Murtaza, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel and Farhad Reza.


Updated : 2020-12-06 10:40 GMT+08:00