Talukdar, Abul picked for Pakistan ODIs; Imrul dropped


Uncapped batsman Rony Talukdar and Abul Hasan have been included in Bangladesh's 14-man squad for the first two ODIs against Pakistan.

The selectors dropped Imrul Kayes, Taijul Islam and Shaiful Islam from the World Cup squad.

Talukdar is an opening batsman who was selected for his stellar form this season while pace bowler Abul replaced Shafiul.

Abul has played five ODIs since his debut in 2012, the last of which was against Zimbabwe last December.