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Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes added to Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad

Batsmen Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes have been added to Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad, which has suffered a spate of accidents. The additions had been introduced after Bangladesh had been bowled out for 173 in opposition to India; a second batting debacle following their 136-run loss to Afghanistan on Thursday.

Bangladesh’s main batsmen have suffered setbacks: Tamim Iqbal fractured his wrist in opposition to Sri Lanka and is out of the event, whereas Shakib Al Hasan (finger) and Mushfiqur Rahim (rib) have been taking part in regardless of accidents. The larger fear, nevertheless, has been the poor type of the youthful batsmen.

Openers Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto have been ineffective to this point, so have Mominul Haque and Mosaddek Hossain, whereas Mohammad Mithun has scored one fifty in three innings.

Both Soumya and Imrul have had performed little cricket currently. They final featured in ODIs within the away collection in opposition to South Africa final yr, the place Soumya performed one match scoring eight – making his tally 42 in his final 5 ODI appearances. Imrul performed all three, totalling 100 runs. Neither was picked within the subsequent tri-series at dwelling, or for the tour of West Indies in July-August.

Their inclusion means Bangladesh now have 11 frontline batsmen at their disposal for the remainder of the Asia Cup.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider, Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes

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