Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015 April 22, 2015

Uncapped Litton, Mustafizur in Bangladesh T20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Litton Das has scored heavily in domestic cricket © ICC/Getty

Batsman Litton Das and left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, both uncapped, have been included in the Bangladesh squad for the only T20 international against Pakistan. They have replaced Mominul Haque and Rubel Hossain - who has been rested - in the team that won the ODI series.

"Mustafizur's inclusion may come as a surprise to some but he has impressed during his time with the Under-19s and the A team," Faruque Ahmed, the chairman of selectors, said. "He is an intelligent bowler with good variation which is required in T20 cricket. Besides, being a left-arm seamer he gives us a different option.

"Litton has been under our radar for a while now and he has the runs behind him in first class and list A cricket. He is one for the future.

"We have decided to rest Rubel in order to keep him fresh for the Test series as he is our main strike bowler."

Mustafizur, 19, made his first-class debut only in April 2014. He was also in the Bangladesh U-19 team and toured West Indies with the A side last year. He has a whippy action and bowls fairly quickly.

Bangladesh T20 squad Tamim Iqbal, Rony Talukdar, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Abul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny

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