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Tamim to lead Tigers in SL tour

Tamim to lead Tigers in SL tour

Mashrafe’s injury also prompted Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to announce inclusion of pacer Taskin Ahmed as well as all-rounder Farhad Reza in the squad on Friday (Jul 19).

Opener Tamim Iqbal will lead the Tigers in three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh Cricket Board appointed him as the captain for the tour after Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was ruled out due to hamstring injury.

Bangladesh will also miss the service of Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das in the upcoming series, as they are on leave due to personal reasons.

The Tigers will leave the country for Sri Lanka today. Their three ODIs are scheduled on Jul 26, 28 and 31. All the matches will be held in Colombo.

Tamim led the team in a Test match against New Zealand in 2017 when the then Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim was out for injury. Debuted in 2007, left-hander Tamim had also worked as vice-captain twice. He led different teams in domestic cricket.

BCB earlier recalled spinner Taijul Islam and batsman Anamul Haque for the series.

Bangladesh Squad:

Tamim Iqbal (c), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Mithun, Taskin Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Farhad Reza, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Anamul Haque.