Liton, Mosaddek recalled for West Indies ODIs

Liton Das held firm amid frequent wickets Associated Press

Bangladesh added four new faces - Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider and Abu Jayed - to their ODI squad for the three-match series against West Indies starting on July 22. Liton Das and Mosaddek Hossain also earned recalls as Mashrafe Mortaza prepares to lead a new-look side in his first assignment since January.

Shanto, a left-handed top-order batsman, made his Test debut in New Zealand in 2017 and has been in prolific form in domestic one-day cricket this year while Nazmul, Hider and Jayed have found only limited opportunities in the senior side lately. Liton has also featured in Tests and T20Is in the recent past.

The selectors dropped three batsmen - Imrul Kayes, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun - two allrounders - Abul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin - and a left-arm spinner - Sunzamul Islam - to bestow greater responsibility on senior batsmen Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim.

Despite failing to put up convincing performances, Anamul Haque emerged the only regular with a middling form from Bangladesh's previous ODI squad to survive the axe. Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Abul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin and Sunzamul Islam were dropped.

Anamul, however, has some recent runs behind him, and so does Sabbir Rahman who earlier lost his place in the Test side but soon bounced back with a 165-run knock against Sri Lanka A last week.