safari staff
22 Aug 2022 | 01:44 PM

Bangladesh add Mohammad Naim to Asia Cup squad

Pacer Hasan Mahmud and keeper-batter Nurul Hasan have been ruled out of the tournament due to injuries

Bangladesh have on Monday added left-handed opener Mohammad Naim to their Asia Cup squad following injuries to keeper-batter Nurul Hasan and pacer Hasan Mahmud.

Mahmud suffered a ligament injury in his right ankle during training on August 20 and has been sidelined for three weeks. Nurul Hasan underwent a surgery to his left index finger and will not recover to play in the tournament starting on August 27.

Naim has so far played 34 T20Is and has scored 809 runs at a strike rate of 103.71. He will join the squad in Dubai on Tuesday.

Bangladesh are led by Shakib al Hasan in the tournament and will begin their campaign on August 30 against Afghanistan.

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