Bangladesh recall Nafis Iqbal and Enamul Jr. for New Zealand series
21 September 2008
Bangladesh selectors have named a 24 man preliminary squad for the up-coming New Zealand series which includes three ODIs and two Tests. Nafis Iqbal, whose last ODI was Bangladesh's historic triumph against Australia in Cardiff, is handed a re-call to prove his worth again after recent exodus of players to join the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Enamul Haque Jr., who has recently joined Ronjy Trophy side Maharastra, is also back to the squad after he was ignored in the last few series.Bangladesh probables also includes five academy team players who are currently touring Sri Lanka. In addition to youth, Bangladesh have handed opportunities to discarded experienced players like Rajin Saleh and Tushar Imran to grab a place in the national side.
The players will report to the coach Jamie Siddons on Monday for a training camp at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. The first ODI of the New Zealand series will start on 9th October.
Preliminary Squad Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Nazmul Hossain, Mahmudullah, Dolar Mahmud, Rajin Saleh, Tushar Imran, Enamul Haque jnr, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Naeem Islam, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Mahbubul Alam, Saghir Hossain.