8 April 2011
Bangladesh will try to get inspiration from their last home ODI series against New Zealand when they face the Aussies in the first of the three-match ODI series in Mirpur tomorrow. Bangladesh ended their disappointing world cup campaign with a big loss against South Africa and they have to play much better cricket to turn things around. This ODI series will be the first assignment of the newly appointed Aussie skipper Michael Clarke while it can be last assignment of another Aussie Jamie Siddons who have attracted criticism after Bangladesh's poor show in World Cup 2011.
Bangladesh have recalled fit-again Mashrafe Mortaza and middle-order batsman Alok Kapali in the 15-man squad. Mashrafe has declared himself fit on the eve of the first match and he is likely to play his first international match after missing out the world cup due to a knee injury.
1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Alok Kapali, 4 Shahriar Nafees, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza, 9 Shafiul Islam, 10 Abdur Razzak, 11 Rubel Hossain