Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series, 2012
Bangladesh leave for Zimbabwe
The Bangladesh national team left Dhaka last night to play in the unofficial triangular T20 series. Hosts Zimbabwe and South Africa are the other participants in the competition.
This will be newly appointed Head Coah Richard Pybus's first assignment. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) recently engaged Pybus for a 2 year term.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been rested from the original team and has been replaced by batsman Jahurul Islam.
Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Mahmudullah Riyad (Vice Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Junaed Siddiqui, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Jahurul Islam, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Mohammad Elias, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Forhad Reza, Nazmul Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abul Hasan.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been rested for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe for the unofficial T20 triangular series in Zimbabwe scheduled to start on June. The BCB, in a press release on Staurday, said that it had approved Shakib`s application seeking rest keeping in mind his hectic schedule of recent months. Batsman Jahurul Islam has been selected to replace him.
Bangladesh Team Announced
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces a 15-man squad for the upcoming Twenty20 tournament in Zimbabwe next month. The tournament, which also includes South Africa and Zimbabwe, will be held from June 17 to 24 at Harare Sports Club. Bangladesh was added as a third team on request to what was originally a 5-match T20 series between the South African nations.
Former captain Mohammad Ashraful was recalled after good run in the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League. Batsman Zunaed Siddique was also recalled to a squad which includes uncapped Ziaur Rahman and Abul Hasan.
Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Mahmudullah (Vice Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny, Mashrafee Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Nazmul Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abul Hasan
Bangladesh to play Tri Series in Zimbabwe
Bangladesh have been added to Zimbabwe's Twenty20 series against South Africa this June according to Ozias Bvute, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) managing director. ZImbabwe were slotted to host South Africa in five T20 matches from 24-28 June which will not carry international status and will merely be used as practice for the World Twenty20 later this year. With the inclusion of Bangladesh, the itinerary of matches have been changed to accommodate Bangladesh.
Bangladesh had been trying to arrange more cricket since they uffered two setbacks in their quest to play more cricket recently and were not slated to play any international matches before the World T20 in September. Bangladesh had proposed to Cricket South Africa (CSA) for a limited-overs series in May but that was truned down. They also were due to make a full tour of Zimbabwe in August, but that has been postponed because Zimbabwe will be relaying the pitches at their two international venues over the winter.