Sabbir Rahman and Taskin Ahmed get another opportunity for New Zealand on February and uncapped Naeem Hasan is a backup for Mehdi Hasan Miraz for ODI.
As Sabbir Rahman couldn’t finish his ban but he is on the 15 men team for New Zealand tour on February. His duration of punishment has reduced a month, which bring the chance for the tour. Questions can come for his recent performance. Because his bat performs for a match on the staging BPL-19.
Is it enough for the chance for the national team? For selector Minhazul Adedin said about Captain Mashrafe Mortaza’s reference,
“We were informed by the disciplinary committee that he is available [for selection] and after we got the clearance we included him in the squad. He is available from January 31 as the committee has reduced his ban by one month,”
“Let me make clear one thing about Sabbir. He was included due to the strong insistence of the captain. He firmly requested us to include him, and we have agreed with the captain”
“The team wants someone in the squad who can bat lower in the order with the ability to handle the pacers well. We have included him keeping the New Zealand tour and the World Cup in mind. Let us see what he can do. The captain of the team and we are also confident about him.”
On the other hand, Taskin Ahmed is on the team. He lost the position for injury on 2017. Though Nidhahas trophy brought him an opportunity but lost it for unimpressive performance. But recent BPL-19 for Sylhet Sixers brought him to the form and selectors rewarded him another chance on the team.
Picking 14 wickets from 7 matches on BPL-19 Taskin Ahmed made it easier to choose him. This right-hander pacer should utilize the opportunity in the pace-friendly condition on New Zealand. Sabbir Rahman and Taskin Ahmed get another opportunity for New Zealand
ODI squad for New Zealand
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib al Hasan (VC), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Md Mithun, Md Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman and Nayeem Hasan
Test squad for New Zealand
Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mahmudullah, (VC), Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Md Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed Rahi, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan
Finally, Sabbir Rahman and Taskin Ahmed get another opportunity for New Zealand to the basis of the condition in New Zealand and England for the squad is decorated. BPL-19 helps more to choose the team.