Tushar Imran called up for Sri Lanka A series
Tushar Imran last donned the national colors way back in 2007.
Updated - Jun 19, 2018 11:42 am
Tushar Imran is a veteran in the domestic cricket of Bangladesh having plied his trade in the first-class circuit ever since 2000. He was a part of the famous match in Cardiff back in 2005 when the national team managed to humble the might of Australia courtesy of Mohammad Ashraful’s stupendous century. Imran last represented Bangladesh in 2007 and has gone out of contention for selection.
However, the 34-year old veteran has recently been included in the A team for their series versus Sri Lanka which is scheduled to start from June 26. The Bangladesh Cricket Board have announced a 15-man squad for the four four-day matches and three List A contests. The selectors haven’t named the captain yet for the encounters yet.
Imran’s comeback in national colors
”He is scoring consistently in the domestic tournament, so we wanted to provide him with a chance to see where he stands against international opponents. ‘If he is able to perform, naturally, we will think of him in a broader perspective but it is also a fact that everyone who scores heavily in the domestic tournament isn’t successful in the international arena.” chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzz.
Sabbir Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain, who couldn’t find a place in the upcoming Test series versus the Windies, were also included in the team. Meanwhile, they have also picked up young leg-spinner Rishad Ahmed for the series. Rishad is currently a part of the U19 team.
“We have been watching Rishad since he played at the age levels. He is also in our High Performance Unit, and as we are looking for a good legspinner for a long time, we wanted to give him a try,” Abedin added while pitting forth their objective of churning out a decent leg break bowler.
Here is the full squad
Shadman Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mizanur Rahman, Afif Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Naeem Hasan, Rishad Ahmed, Saif Hasan, Zakir Hossain, Tushar Imran, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Mosaddek Hossain