Saturday 16 July 2011 

Bangladesh Name Squad To Tour Zimbabwe

Bangladesh Name Squad To Tour Zimbabwe
Bangladesh Name Squad To Tour Zimbabwe
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Bangladesh have named their squad for their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, picking uncapped players Shuvaguto Horn and Nasir Hossain.

The 15-man squad will play one Test and five One-Day Internationals with the Test match, from 4th to 8th August, being Zimbabwe's first for five years.

Three players - Raqibul Hasan, Alok Kapali and Suhrawadi Shuvo - who played in three ODIs against Australia earlier this year have been left out.

Shuvagoto has played just ten first-class matches, although he has scored three centuries as well as two half-centuries in seven one-day games.

Off-spinner Hossain has played for Barisal, Rajshahi and Chittagong, taking 56 wickets in both first-class and one-day cricket in 44 matches.

Mohammad Ashraful and Junaid Siddique have been recalled having missed the series with Australia while Robiul Islam also featured despite never having played an ODI.

Shakib Al Hasan will lead the side with Tamim Iqbal as his deputy.

Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal (vice-captain), Abdur Razzak, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Robiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shahriar Nafees, Shuvagoto Horn

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