Change in Bangladesh T20 World Cup squad, Rubel Hossain added after all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin ruled out

  • Saifuddin picked up five wickets across Bangladesh’s opening four games of the tournament, but will play no further part in the Tigers’ campaign after picking up a back injury. Rubel was one of the approved reserve players who travelled to the UAE with Bangladesh’s initial squad.
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Published on Oct 27, 2021 08:22 AM IST
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Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021 with a back injury. He has been replaced in the 15-member Bangladesh squad by fast bowler Rubel Hossain, announced ICC on Wednesday. 

"Bangladesh have officially replaced the injured Mohammad Saifuddin with Rubel Hossain in their squad for the remainder of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

“The Event Technical Committee, made up of Chris Tetley (Head of Events, Chair), Clive Hitchcock (ICC Senior Cricket Operations Manager), Rahul Dravid and Dhiraj Malhotra (BCCI Representatives), Simon Doull and Ian Bishop (Independent Members) approved the request on Tuesday,” the ICC said in a statement. 

Saifuddin picked up five wickets across Bangladesh’s opening four games of the tournament, but will play no further part in the Tigers’ campaign after picking up a back injury.

Rubel was one of the approved reserve players who travelled to the UAE with Bangladesh’s initial squad.

The 31-year-old has played 159 matches for his country, including in 28 T20Is, two of which came 12 years ago at the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup.

Bangladesh face England in their second Group One game of the Super 12 stage in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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