Abdur Razzak has not been able to make the cut as far as Bangladesh’s final squad for the World Cup is concerned.
Despite having played two World Cups, Razzak was not considered good enough to be picked.
The 32-year old had bowled well representing the Lions in the tournaments of 2007 as well as 2011.
But, the emergence of some good spinners off late prompted the selection committee to overlook the veteran this time around.
Razzak had not done wonders in the last season to make a case for himself. He played a few games, but, was just there and thereabouts.
The youngsters were certainly better than him and thus, it’s a fair call made by the Bangladesh Cricket Board one would believe.
Yes, the experience is something that you are supposed to go with when you are to compete at the World stage, but, if a player is clearly on a downward curve and you can see that he is not able to bowl as well any more as he was, you are perhaps better off getting rid of him and that’s what the selectors did.
Apart from Razzak, almost all the other senior Bangladeshi players have been retained including the former skippers Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Shakib had been banned by the board for disciplinary reasons a few months back, but, that ban has been lifted now and he has actually been named the vice captain of the side.
The fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza would be the leader of the pack. He had missed out in 2011 as he was unfit.
Bangladesh will have an easy opponent to face, in the form of Afghanistan, in their first game on 18th of February in Canberra which is the capital city of Australia.