After a video of Shakib Al Hasan's angry outburst during a match in Dhaka Premier League got viral, the fans have been wondering if they will be able to see Bangladesh's star all-rounder anytime soon. The 34-year-old had been suspended for three games of the tournament in addition to USD 5,800 (BDT 5 lakh) fine. Fortunately for Shakib and his fans, he won't be facing any other punishment for the actions as the case has been shut and he has been given a green signal to play for national side.
Shakib set to play his first T20I in two years
As a result, the all-rounder has been included for all the formats i.e one-off Test, ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe. Although Shakib did play the ODIs against Sri Lanka recently, it's been a while since he played the other two formats for his national side. He played his last Test against West Indies in February while his last T20I appearance for Bangladesh came in September 2019 against Afghanistan. BCB will be very happy to have their most experienced player back with them and available for the whole tour.
Nurul included in all three squads, Shamim gets maiden call-up
Wicketkeeper batsman Nurul Hasan has been rewarded for his brilliant performances in domestic circuit and has been included in Bangladesh's squads for all formats. While BCB have accepted Mushfiqur Rahim's request to pull out of T20Is, they have called up youngster Shamim Hossain for the shortest format after his impressive performances in two domestic T20 tournaments recently.
Bangladesh's squad for Zimbabwe tour
Test squad: Mominul Haque (c), Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadat Hossain, Shoriful Islam.
ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal (c), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Shoriful Islam
T20I squad: Mahmudullah (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam