Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) - Abu Jayed Rahi, 25-year-old pace-bowler, on Tuesday said it was surprising to him to be selected in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer has never played an ODI before.
“It was surprising to me. I hoped I can be in the 20-member team. So, I was surprised when I heard I’m in the 15-member team,” Abu Jayed told the media after the team was announced by chief selector Minhazul Abedin today.
Abu Jayed got the national cap in 2018 with a T20 International match against Sri Lanka in his hometown of Sylhet. In the same year, he got the Test cap against West Indies. Since then, he has played five Tests and three T20 Internationals.
His main strength is his ability to swing the ball from both ends of the wicket. He also said he got the chance for this strength.
“I got the call for my ability to swing the ball. Mashrafe bhai told me earlier that he is optimistic about my ability to swing the ball since we’ll play the World Cup in England. I’m also hopeful about doing well,” Jayed further said.
Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Tiger squad for the upcoming World Cup 2019 scheduled to be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
Abu Jayed Rahi came as the only surprise of the World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer never played an ODI. However, he played Test cricket for the Tigers.
Mosaddek Hossain has also been included in the team. The right-handed batsman recently struck a ton in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League which has paved the way for him.
“Rahi’s bowling can be effective in the condition of England and this is why we have included him in the pace bowling attack,” Minhazul Abedin told the reporters while announcing the team.
“We have considered Mosaddek as the back-up batsman and he has the ability of bowling off-spin which can be a great asset for us in the event like World Cup,” Minhazul said.
BCB Chief Selector Minhazul Abedin announced the team at a press-conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Chairman of the cricket operation committee Akram Khan and the other selector including Habibul Bashar were presented at the press conference along with Jalal Younus, chairman of the media and communication committee of BCB.
Along with the 15-members World Cup team, BCB also kept batsman Yasir Ali Rabbi and right-arm spinner Nayeem Hasan for the Ireland tour. The duo has been included only for the tri-series in Ireland.
However, if they do well in Ireland they might get a chance in the World Cup squad as BCB has time to make changes in the World Cup team before May 22, said the chief selector.
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Mosaddek Hossain
Mumbai, Apr 15 (AP/UNB) — Vijay Shankhar and Ravindra Jadeja were picked for India's World Cup cricket team on Monday while Ambati Rayudu was left out.
The squad was named by chief selector MSK Prasad after meeting with skipper Virat Kohli.
Rishabh Pant also missed out while the experienced Dinesh Karthik was chosen for the tournament in England.
"After the Champions Trophy (in 2017) ... we did give a few more chances to Rayudu but what Vijay Shankar offers is three dimensions," Prasad said.
The chief selector said Shankar's "fantastic fielding" also went in his favor and if the conditions were overcast in England he might also bowl.
The squad also included KL Rahul, who could either open or fit in the middle order along with Kedhar Jadhav and Karthik. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are the three frontline fast bowlers with all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
The strong Indian batting lineup includes 2015 World Cup veterans in Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni.
Prasad said Karthik could come in India's playing XI if Dhoni is injured, and Karthik's experience of performing under pressure won him the spot ahead of Pant.
"Pant is full of talent. There's a lot of time for him," Prasad said. "Under pressure, we have seen Dinesh Karthik finishing matches (and) that scored for him."
Prasad said an additional four fast bowlers will travel with the team to England in case there's an injury. However, Prasad did not name which four pacers will accompany the team.
The ICC has set April 23 as deadline for the 10 countries participating in the tournament to finalize their squads. But Prasad said no changes will be made to the 15-member squad announced Monday unless there's injury.
India will open its World Cup campaign when it takes on South Africa in Southampton on June 5.
Dhaka, April 15 (UNB) – The American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) clinched the men’s cricket title and Gono University lifted women’s title on Monday in the Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship 2019.
The matches were held at Daffodil International University (DIU) playground.
AIUB emerged the men’s cricket champions to win the gold medal, outplaying hosts DIU by 115 runs while Gono University beat South East University by 19 runs.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Nazmul Hasan was the chief guest in the day’s finals and later distributed the trophies.
BCB Director and former national captain Naimur Rahman Durjoy, DIU founder and Trustee Board Chairman Dr M Sabur Khan, DIU VC Dr M Yousuf Mahbubul Islam and Head of HR and Corporate Affairs of the meet’s sponsor Polar Ice Cream Golam Habib were also present.
Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Champs 2019, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports began on March 29 with marathon and cycling competition at Hatijheel. It will conclude on April 17.
Dhaka, Apr 15 (UNB) - Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is all set to announce the squad of the Tigers for the ICC Cricket World Cup on Tuesday.
The board will announce the squad at 12:30 pm at the BCB Press Conference Room, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, said media release on Monday.
Also on Monday, BCB President Nazmul Hassan said the board is all set to announce the team for the upcoming World Cup within a couple of days.
Hours after Nazmul’s comment, the official media release confirmed the date of the team announcement.
The forthcoming World Cup will take the place in England and Wales from May 30.
The Tigers will take the field for the first time on June 2 against South Africa at Kennington Oval, London.
Before the World Cup assault, Bangladesh will participate in a tri-nation series in Ireland along with the hosts and West Indies.
At the same time, they will also face India and Pakistan in the official warm-up matches prior to the World Cup. The warm matches will be held on May 26 and 28 against Pakistan and India respectively. Both the matches will be held at Cardiff.