Rubel dropped as Bangladesh me Asia Cup, World T20 squads
Dhaka, Jan 22: Bangladeshi selectors have ignored pace bowler Rubel Hossain for the prelimiry squad for the Asia Cup and the World Twenty20. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 25-man provisiol squad on Thursday. All-rounder Ariful Haque is the new face in the mix, reports bdnews24.com.
The team will be in Khul on Saturday before attending practice sessions in Chittagong on February 7 in their two-phase preparations.
Rubel has been out of intertiol action, having been sidelined with an injury since last July. He sustained another injury during Bangladesh A’s tour of India last September.
He played six matches for the Sylhet Superstars in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in November-December last year. But the fast bowler was injured again and has had no play time since then.
Although Rubel is not on the list, BCB selector Habibul Bashar did not completely write off the possibility of him returning to the fold for World T20. “This team will play several warm-up matches. Rubel has not been included because there is no possibility of him bowling in them,” Bashar said. IANS