Fazle Mahmud Rabbi called up as replacement of Shakib!
CRICDOT DESK : After a lot of speculation, Shakib Al Hasan is not going to tour New Zealand. His leave has been granted by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)despite creating mess among masses. Fazle Mahmud Rabbi, the highest run-getter in the national league, was called up for the Bangladesh team in the New Zealand series after Shakib got leave. Shakib was not in Bangladesh’s last two tours to New Zealand. The team has to leave the star all-rounder again.
Earlier, in the ODI series in 2016, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi was taken in the team instead of Shakib. He returned to the dressing room after scoring zero runs in two matches against Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh’s Mirpur Test against Pakistan is coming to an end today. The Bangladesh Test team will leave for New Zealand a few hours after the end of the Test. The team is scheduled to leave the country on an Emirates Airlines flight at 1pm.
Bangladesh will play a two-match Test series against New Zealand at the beginning of the new year. The first Test starts on January 1 at Mount Manganui. The last Test in Christchurch is from January 9.
Bangladesh has not yet seen victory against them on New Zealand soil. Without Shakib, opening that gero is going to be more difficult.