Pacer Rubel Hossain has replaced all-rounder Saifuddin in Tigers' T20 World Cup squad, ICC announced through a press release. Saifuddin has been ruled out due to a back injury.
"The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 has approved Rubel Hossain as a replacement for Mohammad Saifuddin in the Bangladesh squad," the ICC press release said.
Saifuddin played all the four games that Bangladesh have played in the WC so far.
The all-rounder scored 5* and 19* respectively in the two innings he has bat in the campaign so far and also picked up 5 wickets. He played a crucial part in the game against Oman where he picked up one wicket giving away only 16 runs from his 4 overs.
Rubel has played 159 international matches while he picked 28 wickets in 28 T20Is.
Rubel was a reserve as per the allowance for teams to travel with extra players in view of Covid-19 quarantine requirements.
The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.
Bangladesh play their next game against England on Wednesday.