5 October 2008
Bangladesh selectors have announced a 12-man squad for the only practice match against touring New Zealand to be held on Tuesday. Rajin Saleh, who is trying to earn a re-call in the final squad after 2 years, will lead the side which also features Nafis Iqbal, Tushar Imran and Syed Rasel.
The practice match offers a final chance to a number of returning players to stake their claim in the national team after the recent ICL exodus. Selectors have included four openers, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes, Mehrab Hossain Jr. and Nafis Iqbal, to find out the opening partner of Tamim Iqbal in the three match ODI series which begins on October 9.
The match will be held at Narayanganj Osmani Stadium as the original venue BKSP is waterlogged.
BCB XI squad: Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Rajin Saleh (capt), Nafees Iqbal, Tushar Imran, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Saghir Hossain (wk), Syed Rasel, Nazmul Hossain, Dolar Mahmud, Enamul Haque jnr.