DHAKA: In a good news for Shakib Al Hasan and his fans, the star all-rounder is set to make his first international appearance after the completion of his one-year ban. The 33-year-old was on Saturday named in Bangladesh’s 18-man squad for the West Indies ODIs. The former Bangladesh captain was banned for a year after he failed to report corrupt approaches from bookies. His ban ended on October 29, 2020. Along with Shakib, Bangladesh Cricket Broard (BCB) on Saturday called up uncapped all-rounder Mahedi Hasan and pace bowlers Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam in their squad. The 3-match ODI series, which begins in Dhaka from January 20, marks the return of international cricket in Bangladesh for the first time after Covid-19 disruption. The second and third ODIs of the series will be on January 22 and 25, in Dhaka and Chittagong respectively. Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said they announced a relatively large squad as a precaution, with the series being held under strict health protocols. “We took several extra players because we are facing a pandemic now. You cannot add a player to the squad anytime in this kind of situation,” he said. “Our three uncapped players Mahedi, Hasan and Shoriful have all did well in domestic cricket recently. We included them because we thought it’s also a time for us to look for the future,” he added. Also, the series is also Bangladesh’s first since fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza stepped down as captain of the national team in March. Taskin Ahmed was recalled in a pace heavy squad, which includes the likes of Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman. West Indies will also play 2 Test matches against the hosts during their tour. Bangladesh ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mahmud Ullah, Riyad Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hassan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam.