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Bangladesh in Australia, 2008

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Bangladesh recall Nazmul and Mehrab for Australia tour

10 August 2008

Bangladesh have recalled pace bowler Nazmul Hossain and allrounder Mehrab Hossain Jnr. for the three match ODI series agaiinst Australia. Nazmul earned the recall after a succcessful A team tour in England. The medium pacer who bagged 18 wickets from 17 ODIs last played for Bangladesh in February 2006.

However, young opener Junaid Siddique, who captained Bangladesh A in their recent England tour, failed to find his place in the 15 man squad. Bangladesh have also left out Nazim Uddin afer a poor run of form and wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim missed out due to a shoulder injury.

Bangladesh vice captain Mashrafe Mortaza and all-rounder Alok Kapali, who suffered minor injury during the practice camp, proved their fitness and are included in the Australia bound team.

Meanwhile BCB have announced the itinerary for the three match ODI series which start on 30 August 2008. Bangladesh will play five practice one day matches prior to the three match ODI series. Bangladesh team will leave Dhaka on 14 August for Darwin where matches are scheduled to be held.

Itinerary

18 Aug. 08 Practice Match: Bangladesh v Australian Institute of Sports
20 Aug. 08 Practice Match: Bangladesh v Australian Institute of Sports
23 Aug. 08 Practice Match: Bangladesh v Australian Institute of Sports
25 Aug. 08 Practice Match: Bangladesh v Australian Institute of Sports
27 Aug. 08 Tour Match: Bangladesh v Northern Territory Chief Minister's XI
30 Aug. 08 1st ODI: Bangladesh v Australia
03 Sept. 08 2nd ODI: Bangladesh v Australia
06 Sept. 08 3rd ODI: Bangladesh v Australia

Khondaker Mirazur Rahman

 
 

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