Bangladesh on Sunday named uncapped all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin in a 16-man squad for two Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka in Colombo next week. Mashrafe finished with 2 for 32 but other Bangladeshi bowlers struggled as Sri Lanka took a 1-0 lead in the series.
Kusal continued to play his shots and reached his fifty off 31 deliveries and by the end of 15 overs, Sri Lanka reached 119 for two.
Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first.
Chasing a modest total of 156, Kusal and skipper Upul Tharanga (24) made 65 in 6.5 overs to set the Lions the ideal platform.
"This (Sri Lanka) is going to be my last T20 series for Bangladesh".
Mortaza was a part of Bangladesh's first T20I match in November 2006, against Zimbabwe, in which he top-scored with 36 and led his side to a 43-run win.
"It has been a great honour for me to represent Bangladesh in T20I for more than 10 years".
Bangladesh need a pat on their back for their performances against Sri Lanka in the Test and ODI series, which ended in a draw on both occasions. "I believe that this team is now a balanced one and there are some promising young stars", Mashrafe wrote. I would like to thank BCB, my family and friends, team-mates and coaching staff.
Mashrafe made his Twenty20 worldwide debut against Zimbabwe in 2006, the first ever game played by the South Asian country in the shortest format, and has been an integral part of the side ever since. Sri Lanka eased to a comfortable 6-wicket win in the first T20I at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. "It has been a great honor for me to represent Bangladesh in T20I for more than 10 years", he said in the statement, "I believe that this team is now a balanced one & there are some promising young stars".