The Indian Premier League (IPL) duo of Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman have been named in Bangladesh's preliminary squad for the One-Day International (ODI) series, which is scheduled to begin from April 23, according to ESPNCricinfo. Former skipper Shakib is currently playing in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders (RR), while fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman is currently with Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Bangladesh are currently in Sri Lanka where they are playing the second Test of the two-match series in Pallekele. The first Test ended in a draw. Match referee Ranjan Madugalle rated the pitch for the first Test as 'below average.'
Shakib and Mustafizur were given permission by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to take part in the IPL, thereby skipping the ongoing Tests
In the ongoing Test, Sri Lanka have set Bangladesh a target of 437 to win the match as and the series.
Bangladesh Preliminary ODI squad vs Sri Lanka: Tamim Iqbal, Naim Sheikh, Imrul Kayes, Liton Kumar Das, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Moaddek Hossain Saikat, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shaif Uddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam