Dhaka: A new era for Bangladesh is set to begin with the tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe without their coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
It will be followed with 2-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
It will be new assignment for Hathurusingha as well with Sri Lanka. For the home season, BCB have announced 32-member primary squad.
Bangladesh primary squad for tri-series and Sri Lanka series:
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Anamul Haque, Nazmul Islam Apu, Mominul Haque, Sadman Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Abu Haidar, Abu Jahed, Subashis Roy, Rubel Hossain, Abul Hasan, Kamrul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mehedi Hasan, Nazmul Islam Shanto, Sunzamul Islam, Ariful Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin
The squad comprises of some young and experienced bunch of players. The young players have been picked based on their performance in BPL and NCL.
Bangladesh had an excellent year at home in 2017. The selectors are impressed by two bowlers in particular – young Mehedi Hasan and Nazmul Islam Apu.
As for a new coach, Bangladesh for now would either stick with Khaled Mahmud or Richard Halsall as interim coach.