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Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das return in Bangladesh's 19-man squad for New Zealand T20I series

Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das have returned while Mohammad Mithun has been dropped from the Bangladesh T20I squad for the upcoming home T20I series against New Zealand starting September 1. 

Both Rahim and Das missed the last home series against Australia after Cricket Australia refused to allow them into the bio-secure bubble as they were away from the team’s bubble in Zimbabwe.

Apart from them, leg spinner Aminul Islam has also been included in the 19-man squad for the five-match series against the Blackcaps.

Bangladesh will be hopeful that the return of Mushfiqur and Liton will bolster their batting in the series after their batsmen failed to lift the team with the bat in the last series against Australia.

They were saved by their spinner trio of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan and Nasum Ahmed and the hosts will be hoping for another such series with the ball against the Blackcaps, who are not famous for their game against spinners.

Bangladesh T20I squad 

Mahmudullah (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Nasum Ahmed

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