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12th-Jul-2019

Selectors ponder to replace Shakib, Liton

By UNB, DHAKA

Selectors of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) were facing difficulties to find out replacements for Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das as both of the players will not be available in Bangladesh's upcoming Sri Lanka tour for three-match One-day International series.
Shakib unofficially informed the board that he needs rest for few days to perform the holy Hajj this year. And Liton asked for a leave till July 5 for his marriage formalities. The right-handed batsman is expected to get married on July 28.
It is always a tough task for the selectors to name a replacement for Shakib and getting him in the squad means Bangladesh can afford an extra batsman or bowler.
However, Nazmul Islam Apu and Taijul Islam are the possible candidate to replace Shakib in the Sri Lanka tour. Taijul might take precedence as Nazmul is out of action for a long time now.
Currently, Taijul has been playing for BCB XI in the Dr (Capt) K Thimmappaiah Memorial Cricket Tournament in India.