Mohammad Mithun dropped after the Australia series earlier this month
Rahim and Das both missed the T20Is against Australia after being disallowed into the bio-secure bubble run by the CA and BCB. Rahim missed it by a couple of days after he had to attend to a family emergency in mid-July while Das, who was nursing an injury at the time, couldn’t get into the bio-bubble for attending a family emergency.
Aminul returned after being picked for the T20I squad in Zimbabwe, but had to leave early after the death of his father.
Bangladesh went on to win the T20I series 4-1 against Australia, giving them a more balanced look especially at home. Mahmudullah, the captain, will have Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan and Nasum Ahmed as the main spinners.
Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam showed good form against Australia with the slightly older ball. Mohammad Saifuddin too was among wickets, and they have Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain in the squad too.
Bangladesh’s main worry therefore is their batting, as they averaged around 125-130 against Australia. Rahim will stabliise the middle order while Das will become another option for Mahmudullah and coach Russell Domingo in the top order that didn’t do well against Australia.
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
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84