Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17 March 23, 2017

Mehedi Hasan added to Bangladesh ODI squad

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Mehedi Hasan was Bangladesh's top wicket-taker in the Test series against Sri Lanka © AFP

Nineteen-year-old offspinner Mehedi Hasan has been called into Bangladesh's ODI squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka that starts on March 25. This is the first senior call-up for Mehedi in the limited-overs format. His addition means the squad now comprises 17 members, and it remains to be seen if he gets picked in the XI for the first ODI in Dambulla.

Mehedi was Bangladesh's highest wicket-taker in the Test series against Sri Lanka with 10 scalps, and has so far played seven Tests, taking 35 wickets at an average of 31.80. He had travelled back to Dhaka from Colombo with the other Test players not in the ODI squad, and will now return to Colombo today.

Mehedi has 27 wickets in as many List-A matches, having last played for Kalabagan Cricket Academy in the Dhaka Premier League last year. Mehedi was initially selected in the Bangladesh U-23 squad for the upcoming ACC Emerging Nations Cup, but has now been replaced by U-19 spinner Naeem Hasan.

Bangladesh ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy, Sunzamul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Hasan

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • PRAVEENCRICKET14 on March 24, 2017, 20:06 GMT

    Tamim, Sarkar, Sabbir, Imrul, Mosaddek, Shakib, Rahim, Mash, Mehedi, Taskin, Fizz. Play this ODI XI with the same line-up across conditions. Good solid XI. For more depth, get Nasir in for Mehedi when needed.

  •   cricfan75925104 on March 24, 2017, 18:43 GMT

    For the first time Sri Lanka looks frighten in the their own soil. Very interesting

  • Manik_mia on March 24, 2017, 12:22 GMT

    Hey Isam! we are waiting for the preview.

  • Sbl on March 24, 2017, 8:31 GMT

    Everyone on in earth is better than Sir Shuvagoto. And it is funny to play 3 ODI we are keeping 17 players!! Who are confused? Selectors, Team Mangement or Others?

    The resultant is our emerging cup squad is too weak to pass Semi.

    Hope selectors and Team management will be free from Selection Dilemma before Champions Trophy and bring our best squad to England. Country must be prioritized first, leave all your Ego and other issues for the shake of better result.

  • Manik_mia on March 24, 2017, 5:41 GMT

    So 75% of the test players are included in ODI squad. ??

  • tablin on March 24, 2017, 3:54 GMT

    best chance for Bangladesh to Win the series .

  • tablin on March 24, 2017, 3:47 GMT

    @KARTHIK EYAN why are u so keen to know about Bangladesh Team . Please OIL YOUR OWN MACHINE!!

  • cricfan3412875653 on March 24, 2017, 0:59 GMT

    Best x1....1.Tamim 2. Shumon 3. Sabbir 4. Mussaddek 5. Mahmudullah 6. Shakib 7. Mushfiq. ...8. Mashrafi 9..Mahdi Hasan...10 Taskin. ..11.Mustafiz

  • Manik_mia on March 24, 2017, 0:41 GMT

    To stay in the team Mahmudulla needs to practice his bowling now. He is a good bowler in shorter format. He could play another few years if his bowling remains good. As the u19 team player are catching up its good for BD cricket. This will push senior players to be responsible.

  • Manik_mia on March 23, 2017, 23:33 GMT

    Even Saifuddin did a better job than Taskin in warm-up game. I think this guy can be a surprise factor for SL. Taskin and Rubel are very expensive bowlers now a days. Fizz, Mushrafe and Saifuddin should be picked. If not, Ruble is still better than Taskin in death overs. So Mush + Fizz + Rubel or Saif should be BD pacers. If its turning pitch go with Mush and Fizz only and open bowling with Mehdi.

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