Today, Bangladesh started their preparatory camp at home but excluded one important member of their team.
It is none other than Mahmudullah who last played for the national side in March 2023 against England at home.
However, he was not picked for the subsequent Ireland tour which featured other veterans of Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Mahmudullah scored 71 runs in the series at an average of 23.66 and had a strike rate of 66.98.
Bangladesh camp featured 21 cricketers out of the total 26 and five of them have yet to join it.
Assistant coach, Nic Pothas is overlooking the camp which is preparing for the upcoming series against Afghanistan.
Therefore, the exclusion of Mahmudullah is a big surprise for fans. However, Tamim Iqbal has already stated that the 37-year-old will be considered for the No.7 position in the ODI World Cup this year.
BCB President, Nazmul Hassan Papon is also in firm agreement with Tamim’s statement on Mahmudullah.
But, team manager, Nafees Iqbal has not considered Mahmudullah despite the fact that the latter is in the country.
Says Nafees Iqbal on Mahmudullah,
No (regarding Mahmudullah not in the preparatory camp), otherwise you would have seen him.
Afghanistan and Bangladesh to play ODI and T20I series and also against India
Meanwhile, Afghanistan is scheduled to play against Bangladesh for a Test, three-match ODI, two-match T20I series.
Furthermore, Bangladesh will start their official training sessions on the 4th of June after their head coach returns to the country.
On the other hand, the only Test is going to start on the 14th of June between the two sides at Mirpur.
After this, Afghanistan will go to India for a short white-ball series as Bangladesh will be on leave.
In July, both sides will face each other for the ODI and T20I series.
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