Bangladesh news September 13, 2010

Shahriar Nafees included for New Zealand ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Opening batsman Shahriar Nafees was the only surprise inclusion in Bangladesh's 14-member squad for the five-match home ODI series against New Zealand. Left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo who made his debut in March, before being ignored for the tour to the United Kingdom, also earned a recall to the side.

Tamim Iqbal, who is recovering from surgery on his left wrist, was left out for the series. There was no place for Mohammad Ashraful, who has been in and out of the side following a prolonged run of poor form. Seamer Syed Rasel, reserve wicket-keeper Saghir Hossain and left-arm spinner Faisal Hossain were the others to miss out from the squad that toured the UK.

Tamim's absence gives Nafees, who played the last of his 60 ODIs in June 2008, another chance to stake a claim at the top of the order. He has scored 1857 runs in the format, including four centuries and ten half-centuries, at an average of 33.78. He returned to the Test squad for the home series against India, after a stint with the rebel Indian Cricket League.

The squad will begin training for the series on September 15 at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. The five ODIs will be hosted in Mirpur from October 5 to 17.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan (vice-capt), Shahriar Nafees, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Raqibul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Jahurul Islam, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Suhrawadi Shuvo

On stand-by: Mohammad Ashraful, Nazimuddin, Nazmul Hossain, Dolar Mahmud, Shuvogoto Hom

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  • Dummy4 on September 21, 2010, 15:18 GMT

    ohhh man wen will be able c alock back

  • Rakib on September 18, 2010, 11:38 GMT

    mama................dats wat we want on giv ur performances.itz tym u stand and take da place of ash

  • Sik on September 17, 2010, 22:21 GMT

    I think Nafees is a really good player and it was disappointing that he didnt get a start in the tri-series against sri lanka and india at the start of the year, but was stupidly drafted in to the test team against india without any match practice. Sooooooooo disappointed about ash, thort this would be da last chance to prove his worth considerin the series against new zealand is in bangladesh as well as the World Cup. But knowing ash, he'll sumhow get in to the team, lyk he did wen bdesh were in england. God brings him bak in one way or another!!! LOL as some once sed.

  • Dummy4 on September 17, 2010, 13:40 GMT

    i think leaving ashraful behind is a good decision ... there should be no place for under-performers in the team..

  • Dummy4 on September 16, 2010, 14:25 GMT

    Hope that Shahriar'll be able to prove himself .....!!!

  • Dummy4 on September 16, 2010, 10:14 GMT

    Thanks to the selectors. Ashraful was given more then enough chance to prove his worth. And he has successfully ??? proved that he is no longer required by Bangladesh cricket team. I believe that any middle standard player could perform same as ashraful if he would have played the same number of matches. To many he is a genius, in fact may be he was in the PAST. For Bangladesh we have to think about the future. Inclusion of Shahriar

  • Benjer on September 16, 2010, 8:44 GMT

    Thanks to the selectors for exit Ash......... and called to sharier Nafees again.Good team silections this time but still Aloke Kapali can be recall in middle order for World cup team......Best of luck Bangladesh.

  • Dummy4 on September 15, 2010, 23:11 GMT

    Thanks to the selector for make a great decision to remove Ashraful from the Squad and give Nafees chance to contribute...

  • Dummy4 on September 15, 2010, 6:06 GMT

    Nafees back great he is pagol nut i think Ash should play as well..Yes we all no he is not on form but he is an awesome batsman n if he get few runs than he is set...Imruk sux he is not dat good...idk y BCB still have him...

  • T2_ on September 15, 2010, 1:04 GMT

    The Best Squad Would be 1.Tamim 2. Imrul Kayes 3.Raqibul Hasan 4.Junaid Siddique 5.Mohammad Ashraful 6.Shakib Al Hasan 7.Jahurul Islam 8.Mashrafe Mortaza 9.Shafiul Islam 10.Abdur Razzak 11.Rubel Hossain

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