Uncapped Rony gets ODI call-up

Rony Talukdar

Bangladesh on Wednesday included uncapped opener Rony Talukdar in their 14-man squad for the first two one-day internationals of three-match series against Pakistan beginning later this month.
Rony has been rewarded for his consistent performance in domestic competitions having top-scored in 50-over Dhaka Premier League with 714 runs at 51, including two centuries.
Rony replaced experienced Imrul Kayes, who scored just nine runs in three matches in recent World Cup having joined the squad as a replacement of injured Anamul Haque.
Right-arm medium pacer Abul Hasan was also recalled after missing out the World Cup.
There was also no room for left-arm spinner Taijul Islam in the squad.
Paceman Mashrafee bin Murtaza was retained as captain though he will miss the first ODI on April 17 due to his one-match suspension imposed in the World Cup for slow over rate.
All-rounder Sakib Al Hasan will lead the side in the first ODI in his absence.
The second and third ODI will be held on April 19 and 22.
Pakistan will also play two Tests and one Twenty20 match on their month-long tour.
Squad: Mashrafee bin Murtaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Rony Talukdar, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Sakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed , Rubel Hossain and Abul Hasan.

Source: New Age


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