Alexa Taskin in WC reserve squad finally

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Taskin in WC reserve squad finally

 Sports Desk

 Published: 03:20 PM, 18 May 2019   Updated: 11:11 AM, 19 May 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Boundless dreams are moving around the 12th World Cup tournament. Pacer Abu Zayed Rahi has become the dream partner of Bangladesh in the World Cup squad for the first time. From then, it was buzzing that, he may be replaced by Taskin in the World Cup squad. But not so. Taskin will not be in the squad but for the reserve player squad for upcoming World Cup tournament. This is what the BCB president informed.

BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said, “There will be no change in the squad if no injury. He made this remark while he was talking to the press in an Iftar and Doha Mahfil held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Friday evening.

However, he informed about the World Cup reserve squad comprising 6-7 players like Taskin Ahmed and Imrul Kayes. “We are not making any changes to the World Cup squad if there is no unexpected cause, such as a player injury or anything else. The selected 15 people play in the World Cup,” The BCB boss added.

But who will be taken to the squad if someone is injured? In response to such question, Papon said that for every position, the BCB has made a list of possibly replaced players. And they are kept in the reserve squad.

He also said that, there is no place for Taskin at the moment because there are five pacer in the squad. However, if someone gets hurt, Taskin's name will come first.

According to the BCB president, 'You see, as an example, Mustafiz, Rubel, Saifuddin have been in the squad as pacer, while Abu Zayed is the fifth. So we put Tuskin in the reserve squad. If anyone is injured, he will be taken. Likewise, we have kept Imrul for the opening, starting from the middle order we have made a list of reserve players for every place.

According to BCB Boss, the World Cup is confirmed for Abu Zayed Rahi. Al though he could not batter in the first ODI match in the tri-series, he became man of the match haunting 5 wickets in the second match against Ireland.