ICC World Twenty20 2012 July 18, 2012

Rubel fails to make World Twenty20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Fast bowler Rubel Hossain has been left out of Bangladesh's 30-member preliminary squad for the World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka from September. The squad includes all the current national-team players who toured Zimbabwe or Europe this summer, as well as seven discarded internationals and six uncapped players in Mominul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Kazi Kamrul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain and Alauddin Babu.

Rubel had injured his shoulder while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in February and hasn't played top-flight cricket since. He underwent surgery in South Africa for the problem, and had hoped to be fit in time for the World Twenty20.

For the final squad, it is likely that the selectors will stick to experienced Twenty20 batsmen, especially since Anamul Haque - who will lead Bangladesh Under-19s in Australia in August - wasn't at his best in Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh will take on New Zealand on September 21 in their first World Twenty20 match, before playing against Pakistan on September 25. Both matches will be held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

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  • Anik on July 21, 2012, 22:10 GMT

    come on, ashraful takes a lot of time before he settles in, pick junaed plz!!! he's much more better than ash!!!

  • RAHUL on July 21, 2012, 12:57 GMT


  • Dummy4 on July 19, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    no worries...Bangladesh wouldnt have even let him bowl his 4 overs anyways...overs 3 to 20...left arm spin...

  • Manesh on July 19, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    No Rubel?noooo..... oh wait, I got an excuse for the lost in T20WC!

  • sorower on July 19, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    curent 15 squad is so high quality b8 i thik najim shud in for junaid b8 surprise hez nt in 30

  • Dummy4 on July 19, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    My strong advise to Bangladesh Management do not change the current squad playing in the tour to Ireland because its perfectly balanced and if there are any injuries then you can replace them but please for the right players.

  • Khandaker Soyeb on July 19, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    The current team has got the best players for Bangladesh. 2 pacers Mashrafee and Nazmul should play always in Bd team. Best 11 will be Ashraful, Tamim, Shakib, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Nasir, Zia, Sunny, Razzaq, Mashrafee, Nazmul.

  • Hafiz on July 19, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    why shahadat,raqibul?????????????????????they are a burden for the team.raqibul taken only for 1 good performance in practice match.even the boundaries were very small there.selectors shud pick consistent performers.even tamim or mushi can bowl better than shadat.

  • Aaquib on July 19, 2012, 2:00 GMT

    I wonder y So Many Pacers in the preliminary Squad ??? are we going to play the wc in England ?

  • Dummy4 on July 18, 2012, 20:42 GMT

    Too bad for Rubel. Thats a great loss since he is the one who could've rattled the wickets with his reverse swing.. Bangladesh already has too many spinners in their existing squad but no quality pacers other than Mashrafee. They have to figure out who will be Mashrafee's partner because Shafiul, Nazmul, Shahadat are all off-form and there's no other player in the horizon that can take the place unless Shabbir/Ziaur/Abul/Al Amin steps up.

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