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MoU for Padma Bridge toll collection.

Respective officials of Bangladesh Bridge Authority and Korea Expressway Corporation on Thursday sign a memorandum of understanding regarding toll collection, operation and maintenance of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge held at the Setu Bhaban in the capital.

Aminul Islam, the latest in a long line of surprise picks
Aminul Islam (M) celebrate with Mushfiqur Rahim (L) and Shakib Al Hasan (R) his first International wicket against Zimbabwe at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chottogram on Tuesday. Photo: Collected

Aminul Islam, the latest in a long line of surprise picks

Desperate to find a winning formula, Bangladesh have turned to two debutants for their last two group-stage matches of the T20I tri-series at home: Aminul Islam, a young batsman who bowls a bit of legspin, and Najmul Hossain, a left-hand top-order batsman. Najmul is not a new face, having played two Tests and three ODIs, but 19-year-old Aminul is a surprise pick. He played in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup and couple of seasons in the Dhaka Premier League before the selectors noticed him bowling in the nets for the high-performance squad and were impressed. Aminul hasn't even made his Bangladesh Premier League debut; but such bolts from the blue are not new in Bangladesh cricket. Here's a look at some of them, report cricinfo.Mahmudur Rahman (formerly known as Ranjan Das)Mahmudur, a left-arm medium pacer, was part of Bangladesh's first Test XI. He picked up one wicket in that game against India in Dhaka, but never played for Bangladesh again. That match, interestingly, was only his second in first-class cricket, although he did turn out for the Under-19 and 'A' sides in the 12 months leading up to it. He was talked up by his coach Dipu Roy Chowdhury, a former Bangladesh player, but the emergence of the steadier and fitter Manjurul Islam put Mahmudur out of the reckoning, for good. He turned to left-arm spin in domestic cricket, before concentrating on his career as a banker.Mashrafe MortazaThe man who later became Bangladesh's captain - he's still their ODI skipper - is the country's most successful bolter. Mashrafe was the first cricketer this ...

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