The duo replace Sabbir Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin in the squad. Shoriful was the joint-highest wicket-taker in the series in UAE and would add more left-arm pace options for Bangladesh, while Sarkar adds an all-rounder bowling option and top-order batting strength.
Both Shoriful and Sarkar were initially named in the reserves for the tournament. However, Saifuddin and Sabbir failed to show form in the UAE series and in New Zealand in the tri-series, forcing the team to make changes to the squad.
Bangladesh bowling coach Allan Donald had hinted at possible changes to the squad a few days back.