Bangladesh recall Abul for T20s

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image_1527700597-cce6ad0ca5AFP – Bangladesh yesterday recalled medium pacer Abul Hasan to replace the injured Mustafizur Rahman for next month’s Twenty20 series against Afghanistan in India.


Mustafizur was ruled out after sustaining a toe injury during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match for Mumbai Indians (MI) on May 20. Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for the first-ever T20 series between the countries in the Indian city of Dehradun from June 3 to 7. A week later Afghanistan will play their inaugural Test, against India in Bangalore from June 14.


Selectors delayed announcing Mustafizur’s replacement until learning more about the newly-laid pitch at Dehradun’s Rajeev Gandhi International Stadium.


“It was a new ground so we wanted feedback from the team,” said chief selector Minhajul Abedin.


“They reached Dehradun on Tuesday and found the pitch a bit grassy, so we decided to send a pace bowler. Otherwise we would have sent a spinner.” 

 

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