Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selectors have announced a 14-member squad for the three-match ODI series against South Africa.
Mahmudullah, who fractured his left index finger ahead of the India series, was sidelined for more than a month. Now he has recovered completely and is back in Bangladesh's ODI squad. Anamul Haque too has returned.
Taskin Ahmed, Mominul Haque and Rony Talukdar have been left out from the ODI squad for the upcoming series.
Ahmed is yet to recover from his injury while Talukdar might consider himself to be unlucky. After getting selected for the Pakistan and India ODI series, he did not get a place in the playing XI. But he made his debut for Bangladesh on Tuesday during the second T20 match where he scored 21 runs.
"We think [Anamul Haque] Bijoy is in form," BCB chief selector Faruqe Ahmed told reporters.
"We need him for a particular position. We discussed with the team management before picking him. Bijoy will play in the top order. Rony came in a circumstance where we didn't have Bijoy and Mahmudullah. Soumya [Sarkar] was successful as an opener.
"We are thinking for these two matches, but it doesn't necessarily mean he is out. He is among our best 17-18 players. He will return when we need him. Litton kept well against India, scored a couple of 30s in the ODIs and a 40-odd in the Test. Litton is more effective than Rony, so we kept him in the squad," said Faruqe Ahmed.
Here is the Bangladesh squad for the ODI series against South Africa:
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Litton Das, Jubair Hossain, Anamul Haque, Mahmudullah.