New Delhi: The Bangladesh cricket board on Wednesday announced a 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20.
While wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun is the surprise selection in the squad, selectors have recalled all-rounder Nasir Hossain for the tournament that starts in India from March 8.
Chief selector Faruque Ahmed explained the reason behind Mithun's inclusion in the team for the prestigious event.
"Mithun impressed in South Africa and Zimbabwe for Bangladesh A last year," Faruque said. "We thought of a particular place, and we discussed that with the coaching staff. This is why we picked Mithun as a batsman who can play in the top and middle order. He is quite experienced in this format. We always felt he is a T20 player and his A-team performance put him in consideration."
Bangladesh World T20 squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Abu Hider, Nurul Hasan