Apu to fill Shakib void
Uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Hossain Apu has been called up to the squad to replace Shakib al Hasan in the squad of the T20I series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday
Bangladesh Twenty20 captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of Thursday’s first match of the Rocket T20 Series at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur as he has not sufficiently recovered from a finger injury sustained during the final of the Tri-nation cricket. BCB also finalised that allrounder Mahmudullah will lead the side in Shakib’s absence.
Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu was keeping a close eye on Apu in the nets. “We require a left arm spinner in the squad and that’s why Apu has been scrutinized, his inclusion in the squad came as we are considering him to meet the requirements if needed” said Nannu. Nazmul who celebrates his success like a venomous snake is often seen celebrating raising both his hands over his head and moving like a snake whenever he gets a wicket or makes a significant contribution for his team.
Apu has the reputation of keeping his line and length tight in the crucial moments of the match and his superb fielding skills added some extra credentials for his inclusion.