Bangladesh recall Gazi for South Africa T20s


DHAKA (AFP) – Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi to their 14-member squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa next week.

Gazi has not played for Bangladesh since he was suspended from bowling over a flawed action in October last year.

He was cleared to bowl in February after undergoing remedial work but a dip in form meant he did not regain his lost place in the squad.

The 24-year-old will now take the place of injured Mohammad Mahmudullah who is still nursing a finger injury that kept himout of the recent home series against India.

“We are looking for an option after Mahmudullah s injury and he (Gazi) fulfils our requirement,” chief selector Faruque Ahmed told AFP.

Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain was called up for his maiden Twenty20 covering for injured paceman Taskin Ahmed.

Taskin is out for at least three weeks after he suffered a rib injury during a training session last week.

The two Twenty20 matches will be held at Dhaka s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on July 5 and 7.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim lqbal, Litton Das, Rony Talukdar,Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Jubair Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.




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