Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) called uncapped pacer Kamrul Islam Rabbi and left-handed uncapped opener Parvez Hossain Emon to the T20 squad for the last T20I of the ongoing Pakistan series.
The Bangladesh team management asked opener Saif Hassan to leave the team hotel and join the Test team in Chattogram where a few Test cricketers are gearing for the two-Test series against Pakistan.
Emon was expected to get a call to the same squad at the beginning of the series but he was denied and Saif got a call despite his lean show in the format.
Saif also got his maiden T20I cap in the first match of the series but failed to impress. In two matches, he scored only one run with a golden duck.
Emon was one of Bangladesh’s mainstays during their U-19 World Cup triumph in 2020 in South Africa. He also displayed his T20 batting prowess in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup last year. He has the record of hitting the fastest T20 century as a Bangladeshi batter.
The left-handed batter played a total of 24 T20s and scored 563 runs in an average of 24.47 with a century.
Kamrul has also shown some quality bowling in T20s. but he was never a part of the Bangladesh T20 team before. He played a total of 68 T20s and bagged 80 wickets with the best bowling figure of taking four wickets conceding 10 runs. He also played seven Tests.
The third and final T20I of the Pakistan series will take place on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The tourists have won the first two matches to wrap up the series. Bangladesh will now have two win the last match to avoid a whitewash.