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Asia Cup squad: Md Naim called up on eve of departure

Update : 23 Aug 2022, 10:35

Opening batsman Mohammad  Naim has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the Asia Cup 2022 beginning on August 27 in the UAE, replacing the injured pacer Hasan Mahmud.

The Bangladesh team will depart from Dhaka for Dubai tomorrow (Tuesday) evening to compete in the T20 Asia Cup.

Naim, who was part of the Bangladesh A team during the recent Tour of the West indies, will join the team in Dubai on Tuesday. The 23-year-old left-hander has been capped 34 times for Bangladesh in T20 internationals

Meanwhile, Hasan and wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan, who were originally selected in the squad, will miss the Asia Cup due to injury.

Mahmud suffered a ligament damage to his right ankle during training on Saturday, and is sidelined for at least three weeks.

Sohan underwent a surgery on his left index finger in Singapore two weeks ago and needs more time to recover.

It means although the selectors initially named a 17-man squad, the final selection under captain Shakib Al Hasan is 16. 

Bangladesh squad for Asia Cup:

Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Mahmud Ullah, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Shaif Uddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shabbir Rahaman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon and Mohammad Naim.

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