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Taijul Islam back for third England ODI

Taijul Islam seems to have been involved in a game of musical chairs with Mosharraf Hossain of late AFP

The Bangladesh selectors continued their to and fro with the second left-arm spinner's position in the squad, recalling Taijul Islam for the third ODI against England at the expense of Mosharraf Hossain. That was the only change in the 14-man squad from the first two ODIs.

"We wanted to keep Taijul as an option because Mosharraf has very little chance of playing the third game," chief selector Minhajul Abedin said, without elaborating.

Mosharraf was first included for the third ODI against Afghanistan, in which he took three wickets in what was his first international match after eight years. He was picked for the first two ODIs against England, in place of Taijul, who had played the first two ODIs against Afghanistan.

The selectors have had trouble replacing Arafat Sunny in the two ODI series so far, with Taijul taking just one wicket against Afghanistan while Mosharraf went wicketless against England and looked out of his depth as a batsman and fielder. Sunny had been sidelined due to the trouble with his bowling action, though he is now cleared to resume bowling in internationals.

Currently the series against England is tied at 1-1. The decider will be played on October 12, in Chittagong.