[caption id="attachment_870541" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-870541" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Tamim-Iqbal-Mashrafe-Mortaza_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Bangladesh will play three ODIs against Sri Lanka, with the series opener being played on July 26. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh">Bangladesh</a> on Friday named <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/tamim-iqbal">Tamim Iqbal</a> skipper for the team's tour of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/news/">Sri Lanka</a> after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mashrafe-mortaza/news/">Mashrafe Mortaza</a> was ruled out of the series after sustaining a hamstring injury on the final day of the three-day training ahead of the team's departure. Mohammad Saifuddin will also miss the series due to a recurring back injury. <p></p> <p></p>Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said that they will pick two players from the trio of Farhad Reza, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Jayed as replacements for Mortaza and Saifuddin. <p></p> <p></p>"Mashrafe is unfortunately out of the tour after he hurt his hamstring again during training today," Minhajul was quoted as saying by ESPN<em>cricinfo</em>. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-after-a-disappointing-campaign-bangladesh-sack-coach-steve-rhodes-867129">After a disappointing World Cup campaign, Bangladesh sack coach Steve Rhodes</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Saifuddin's back injury has come back so he is also out. We are looking at Farhad, Taskin and [Jayed] Rahi to replace these two players," added the chief selector. <p></p> <p></p>"It is a recurrent injury that could take around three to four weeks to recover from. Therefore, he is ruled out from participation in sporting activity for a month," said the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury. <p></p> <p></p>With their regular vice-captain and World Cup hero <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shakib-al-hasan/news/">Shakib Al Hasan</a> and Liton Das not being a part of the series due to personal reasons, BCB named Tamim captain of the side. <p></p> <p></p>On Tuesday, Bangladesh picked Anamul Haque and Taijul Islam in the 14-member squad while fast bowler Abu Jayed did not make the cut to the initial squad for the series. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sri-lanka-set-to-sack-coach-hathurusingha-after-sports-ministers-order-870386">Sri Lanka set to sack coach Hathurusingha after sports minister's order</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh will be playing three ODIs against the Sri Lankan side following a tour match on July 23. All these matches will be played in Colombo. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/niroshan-dickwella/news/">Niroshan Dickwella</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/akila-dananjaya/news/">Akila Dananjaya</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lakshan-sandakan/news/">Lakshan Sandakan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/danushka-gunathilaka/news/">Danushka Gunathilaka, </a>meanwhile, were among others have been recalled by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a> in their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sri-lanka-recall-dickwella-dananjaya-in-22-man-squad-for-bangladesh-odis-870517">22-man ODI squad</a> for the Bangladesh series after ignoring them from the recently concluded <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a>.