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Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka

Shafiul Islam added to Bangladesh squad as cover for Sri Lanka ODIs

Shafiul Islam has been added to Bangladesh squad as cover for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka as the conditions are likely to remain hot in Colombo.

Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said the team management had asked for an extra pace bowler as conditions are likely to pose a massive challenge for the bowlers.

"After the practice match yesterday, the team management felt we might need an additional pace bowler. The condition in Sri Lanka is really hot now."

The visiting Bangladeshi side defeated Sri Lanka Board President's XI by five wickets in Tuesday's warm-up match in Colombo.

Shafiul last represented Bangladesh in an ODI in October 2016 against England in Chittagong.

The 29-year-old has taken 63 wickets in 56 ODIs at an average of 36.