Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday announced a 14-member T20 squad including top order batsman Mominul Haque for the two-match series against hosts South Africa beginning on October 26 at the Mangaung Oval Dloenfontein.
The opening match will be held from 10:00pm Bangladesh time while the other one will be held at Senwes Park in Potchefstrool on October 29 from 6:00pm under the leadership of Shakib Al Hasan following the retirement of Mashrafe bin Mortaza from the shortest format of cricket.
Seven cricketers, who were in the 16-member Bangladesh T20 squad against hosts Sri Lanka were not considered for various reasons.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal and bowler Mustafizur Rahman were not considered due to injury while Mashrafe bin Mortaza retired from T20I cricket and Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sanjamul Islam and Subashis were dropped.
Top order batsman Mominul Haque, Liton Kumar Das, all-rounder Nasir Hossain, pacer Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam got the call in the 14-member team.
Bangladesh T20 Team: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Liton Kumar Das, Nasir Hossain, Mehedy Hassan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed and Mohammad Saifuddin.