New Zealand in Bangladesh 2013-14 October 23, 2013

Mortaza included for New Zealand ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mashrafe Mortaza is among four changes in the Bangladesh team for the first two ODIs against New Zealand later this month. Anamul Haque, Rubel Hossain and Naeem Islam are the other inclusions in the 15-man squad.

The changes were made from Bangladesh's last ODI series played against Zimbabwe back in May, which they lost 1-2.

Mashrafe's last ODI appearance was against West Indies last year after which he suffered a heel injury during this year's final of the BPL. This was the latest addition to his catalogue of leg injuries over the last 12 years, which has forced him to miss 103 ODIs during his career.

The only cricket behind him is the Dhaka Premier League where he 11 wickets from six matches at an average of 19.45 for Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Similar to Mashrafe, Naeem's last ODI was also against West Indies last year after which, like the pace bowler, he picked up an injury, on his quadriceps, during the BPL. He recovered sufficiently to tour England with the Bangladesh A side where he made a century, and has also played in the DPL.

The other two players included were Anamul, who skipped the Zimbabwe tour to attend college examinations, and Rubel who had to be withdrawn after the Test series there due to a bout of chicken pox.

Jahurul Islam is the only batsman who has been dropped from the team that lost the ODI series in Zimbabwe. He was out for a golden duck in the only game he played, and although he has been training with the Bangladesh Test squad off-late, Anamul was persisted with instead of him.

Robiul Islam has not also recovered adequately from a quadriceps injury that prevented him from playing in the ongoing Dhaka Test. Sajedul Islam has not been in form for quite a while now and is the other dropped player from the squad while Mohammad Ashraful is suspended pending a tribunal of alleged involvement in BPL corruption.

Bangladesh and New Zealand will play the first ODI on October 29 in Mirpur after the ongoing second Test.

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  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    My favorite XI for first 2 ODIs is... 1.Tamim Iqbal 2.Shahrira Nafees/Shamsur Rahman 3.Mahmudullah Read 4.Mominul Haque 5.Shakib Al Hasan 6.Mushfiqur Rahim 7.Nasir Hussain 8.Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 9.Shohag Gazi 10.Abdur Razzaq 11.Nazmul Hossain

  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    My favorite XI for first 2 ODIs is... 1.Tamim Iqbal 2.Shahrira Nafees/Shamsur Rahman 3.Mahmudullah Read 4.Mominul Haque 5.Shakib Al Hasan 6.Mushfiqur Rahim 7.Nasir Hussain 8.Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 9.Shohag Gazi 10.Abdur Razzaq 11.Nazmul Hossain

  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2013, 0:09 GMT

    i think the best combination of BD team will be...1.Tamim iqbal 2.Shamsur rahman 3.Nasir hossain 4.Mominul haque 5.Sakib-al-hasan 6.Mushfiqur rahim 7.Mahmudullah 8.Ziaur rahman 9.Sohag gazi 10.Mashrafe mortaza 11.Abdur razzak....nasir is the perfect man for no.3 position...good luck bangladesh...

  • Dummy4 on October 27, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    My Best 11 for 1st ODI is: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman/Al Amin, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak. Here I have included (7 batsman, 2 Seam bowlers & 2 Genuine Spinners)

  • Salah Uddin on October 27, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    my team: tamim, anamul, nayeem, mominul, sakib, mushi, nasir, gazi, mash, shafiul, razzak. this team is only for 1st odi. if anamul fails again, replace him and take shamsur in his place. mushi should use his bowling options like mominul and nasir. mash and shafiul r the best pace attack. and please keep rubel out. all d very best for bd team.

  • Dummy4 on October 26, 2013, 23:47 GMT

    Even though BD has right combination of players but incorrect batting order has often let them down. BD should make 3 changes from the test squad to the ODI squad. Include Masrafee & Shafiul as pace bowlers and replace Marshall with another batsman. Neither Mahmudullah or nor Naeem is a good replacement as their style of play is not so impressive.

    BD selectors and captain should really give some thought about batting order and be prepared this ODI team for next world cup. Tamim & Anamul should always open. Nasir should be considered for no 3 position followed by Mominul & Shakib.

  • Dummy4 on October 26, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    My team: Tamim,Anamul/Shamsur,Mominul,Mahmudullah,Shakib,Mushfiq,Nasir,Zia,Mashrafee, Shohag,Razzak....Anamul can be included for some early boundaries as u need early boundaries to put pressure on the opposition and it's not bad if they come from both ends!!,the batting order(the middle order)can be interchanged as per match situation...

  • Dummy4 on October 26, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    In fact team selection depends upon the pitch on the particular day,but i think that Rubel Hossain cant be included,he will go for plenty,and i am afraid Mushfiq wont enjoy bowling him ten overs.Shafiul is a good swing bowler in these conditions and it depends on the pitch whether he should be included or not.If the track is a slow one then I think Bangladesh should go with none of them in fact,rather they should include both Mashrafee and Zia in the team.Then we will have almost 11 batsmen,in a way everyone has got some capability with the bat,and both of them are good hitters too.So if we play with this team we will post good totals in the board every time.I am saying this because sometimes even after a good start and in a flat wicket,when u lose few wickets in the middle and u r maybe 5/6 down with still around 15 overs to go,u cant be agressive all the time.But with this long batting the team can keep the momentum all through the 50 overs....

  • Dummy4 on October 26, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    we can select any 11 player out of 15. nowadays we have lot of alternative player in team. But firstly we have to see what actually want this cricket pitch at 1st ODI.

  • Dummy4 on October 26, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    i think selection is not carect.... my 11 would be slect,,1.Tamim 2.samsur 3.Nasir 4.muminul .5.sakib 6.mushfiq 7.mahmullah 8.masrafi 9.suhag 10.razzaq 11.rabiul

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