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September 30, 2011
Top-order batsman Junaid Siddique has been left out of Bangladesh's squad for the limited-overs leg of the home series against West Indies. Experienced batsman Alok Kapali and allrounder Naeem Islam return to the squad after being dropped for the series in Zimbabwe.
This will be Mushfiqur Rahim's first assignment as captain, following the sacking of Shakib Al Hasan earlier this month.
The other changes were the axeing of medium-pacer Robiul Islam and the inclusion of Dhaka's 25-year-old allrounder Elias Sunny, who impressed with his left-arm spin in the recent Bangladesh Board Cup. Fast bowler Shahadat Hossain is among the four players the selectors are considering for the one-day series, which begins on October 13.
Kapali had been sidelined for three years before returning for one ODI against Australia after the World Cup. He was dropped again, missing the tour of Zimbabwe, but this recall gives him a chance to add to his 66 one-day caps. Naeem was a regular in the side for a couple of years till the Asia Cup in 2010 after which he was in and out of the team. He last played for Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup.
Shahadat, 25, is one of the country's most experienced fast bowlers, having played 29 Tests and 46 ODIs, but last represented Bangladesh during the tour of England in 2010. He lost his spot to younger quicks like Shafiul Islam and Rubel Hossain.
Junaid, a regular in the side until the end of the 2011 World Cup, lost his place after failing to make a half-century in his previous eight one-day innings.
West Indies begin their tour on October 7 with the first of two warm-up matches, followed by one Twenty20, three one-dayers and two Tests.
Twenty20 squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mahmudullah (vc), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Alok Kapali, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain.
Players in consideration for one-day squad: Suhrawadi Shuvo, Shahriar Nafees, Shuvagoto Hom, Shahadat Hossain.
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