Tuesday 27 May 2008 

Bangladesh Name Squad For Tri-Nation ODI Series

Bangladesh named uncapped pace bowler Dollar Mahmud on Tuesday in a 14-man squad for next month's one-day international series with India and Pakistan.

Bangladesh also recalled wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim and batsman Mehrab Hossain jnr for the Tri-Nation series which they begin against Pakistan in Dhaka on June 8. The final, also in Dhaka, is on June 14.

Middle-order batsman Shakib Al Hasan and pace bowler Syed Rasel, who played in April's series in Pakistan, were omitted from the latest squad. Shakib is taking academic examinations and Rasel is injured.

Opener Zunaed Siddique and wicketkeeper Dhiman Ghosh have been dropped.

Reserve days have been arranged in case monsoon rains disrupt the matches. Meteorologists said monsoons were likely to spread across Bangladesh by the second week of June.

Squad: Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmud Ullah (Riadh), Tamim Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Abdur Razzak, Farhad Reza, Shahriar Nafees, Nazim Uddin, Roqibul Hassan, Shahadat Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Dollar Mahmud.

Bangladesh will add left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain to that lineup in a 15-man squad for the six-nation Asia Cup series in Pakistan from June 24 to July 6.

Bangladesh are in Group A with Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. Group B comprises India, Pakistan and Hong Kong.

© Reuters 2008