Tanzid’s List-A stats are not great, as he averages just 28.88 in 45 innings with a strike rate of 82.80. In comparison, Naeem averages 46.94 in 83 innings and has a strike rate of 87.29.
Despite the poor record, the selectors relied on Tanzeed to pick him for the Asia Cup, effectively the preliminary squad for the World Cup.
If Tamim ‘Senior’ returns for the ODI series against New Zealand and remains fit till the World Cup, Tamim ‘Junior’ may not make the World Cup squad, no matter how well he does in the Asia Cup.
But a good performance in the Asia Cup could earn him a spot as one of the backups. And with Tamim ‘Senior’ injured in the squad, there is always the possibility that Tamim ‘Junior’ could once again replace his senior namesake in the Bangladesh team.