Pacer Taskin Ahmed has been recalled to the Bangladesh Test and ODI squads for their upcoming tour of New Zealand, where they will play three Tests and as many one-day internationals.
All-rounder Sabbir Rahman, who had been serving a six-month ban by the Bangladesh Cricket Board, also returns to the ODI squad after his suspension was truncated by a month. Shakib Al Hasan will lead Bangladesh in Tests, while Mashrafe Mortaza will be at the helm in the ODIs.
Uncapped right-arm spinner Nayeem Hasan has also been drafted into the ODI squad.
Meanwhile, Imrul Kayes, Abu Hider Rony, Ariful Haque and Nazmul Islam have been axed from the ODI squad, while top-order batsman Soumya Sarker and wicket-keeper Ariful Haque have been left out of the Test squad.
Bangladesh ODI squad: Masrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Liton Das, Soumya Sarker, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Madmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Md Shaifuddin, Nayeem Hasan
Bangladesh Test squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Madmudullah, Tamim Iqbal Khan, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Md Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed Rahi, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Nayeem Hasan
Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand:
|1st ODI||13 February 2019||McLean Park, Napier|
|2nd ODI||16 February 2019||Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
|3rd ODI||19 February 2019||University of Otago Oval, Dunedin|
|1st Test||28 February – 04 March 2019||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|2nd Test||8-12 March 2019||Basin Reserve, Wellington|
|3rd Test||16-20 March 2019|
Hagley Oval, Christchurch