Fazle Rabbi replaces Shakib in Tigers’ NZ tour

BSS, Dhaka :
Left hand batter Fazle Rabbi Mahmud has replaced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
The 34-year old had been the leading scorer in the recently concluded 23rd National Cricket League for Barishal Division where he made 630 runs on an average of 60.30. Shakib has been granted a leave from the New Zealand tour.
Bangladesh will face the hosts in a two-match Test series in January 2022 which will be a part of the 2021-2023 cycle of the ICC World Test Championship.
The Bangladesh team left for New Zealand on Wednesday night for the series with the Tests scheduled in Tauranga and Christchurch of New Zealand.
The first Test is from January 1-5 while the second match is on January 9-13.
Squad: Mominul Haque (Captain), Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mohammad Naim and Fazle Rabbi Mahmud.