West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13

Rubel included in preliminary Test squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 5, 2012

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Rubel Hossain bowls in the nets ahead of the first Test against Pakistan, Chittagong, December 8, 2011
The returning Rubel Hossain will spearhead the Bangladesh attack against West Indies © AFP

Rubel Hossain, the Bangladesh fast bowler, has been included in a 22-member preliminary squad for the first Test against West Indies which begins on November 13. The experienced batsman Mohammad Ashraful and left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak have both been left out. Ashraful's form took a major downturn in this season's NCL while Razzak has long been considered only for limited-overs cricket, having played his last Test in August last year.

Rubel has been called up for the first time since a shoulder injury for which he has had to undergo a surgery in South Africa earlier this year. He injured his shoulder while playing in the first Test against Pakistan in Chittagong last year, and hadn't played top-flight cricket until making an appearance in this season's National Cricket League where he took three wickets in two matches.

Others making a return include Junaid Siddique, Enamul Haque jnr and Jahurul Islam while the uncapped Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Sohag Gazi and Al-Amin have also been drafted in.

Junaid, Jahurul and Enamul have been rewarded for their performance in the first-class competition as well as for Bangladesh A in the past year with the left-handed batsman Junaid and the left-arm spinner Enamul all set to make the final cut. The 14-member squad for the first Test will be announced on November 10 at the end of a three-day warm-up game against West Indies, to be played at the BKSP from November 8.

The BCB XI for that match will be led by Mushfiqur Rahim, who is among a number of international cricketers in the squad. Shahriar Nafees, Junaid, Jahurul, Mahmudullah, Nazimuddin, Enamul and Shafiul Islam are the other Bangladesh cricketers who will get an opportunity to gauge the opposition ahead of the Test match.

Preliminary Squad for first Test: Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Nazimuddin, Enamul Haque jnr, Elias Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Sohag Gazi, Abul Hasan, Al Amin

BCB XI squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (Capt & wk), Shahriar Nafees, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nazimuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Enamul Haque jnr, Shafiul Islam, Al Amin

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Posted by   on (November 7, 2012, 15:26 GMT)

I think Mahmudullah should be dropped, and Anamul or Mominul shud play in place of him. As Anamul is more consistent so play Anamul.

Posted by   on (November 7, 2012, 2:57 GMT)

bangladesh just doesnt have ability to better against wi without this team 1#tamim 2#junaieed 3#jahurul 4#mahmudullah 5#sakib al hasan 6#musfiq 7#nasir 8#mominul 9#enamul junior 10#rubel hossain 11#shaddat

Posted by   on (November 7, 2012, 2:21 GMT)

1st Test against West Indies but does not include performance of practice match on 8th November-10th. 01.Tamim, 02.Shahriar, 03.Naeem, 04.Anamul, 05.Shakib, 06.Rahim, 07.Nasir, 08.Mahmudullah, 09.Enamul, 10.Abul, 11.Nazmul and reserves - Junaid, Mominul, Sunny, Shafiul and Rubel.

Posted by   on (November 7, 2012, 2:16 GMT)

I think is time for Anamul to make his mark now and if he's still not ready to play at the highest level then let him join and stay with the likes of Tamim, Rahim and their management from now onwards so he can learn and develop further. He's done everything at youth level so its about time. I would like to use him for at least 1 test match against West Indies and 3 ODIs against them and even if he does not do well so be, he'll just benefit from it its his first time on the big stage just look at Nasir Hossain who had an average record in Under-19 and has become a star for Bangladesh. Infact his record at Under-19 batting wise is much better than what Shakib, Tamim etc have done so that's a sign. He made his unofficial debut in the tri series back in June so that's a start and if he plays some games against Windies that would be great. But he must definitely play in all tests and ODIs against Zimbabwe next year considering they're the easiest opponents to start with.

Posted by Gowza on (November 7, 2012, 0:18 GMT)

1 tamim 2 anamul 3 mominul 4 nasir 5 shakib 6 rahim 7 dhiman or alauddin if you want an extra pacer who can bat a bit 8 sohag 9 sunny 10 rubel 13 nazmul. i know alauddin isn't he the squad, he should be he just took a 6fer, he'd be a good first change bowler or could even open if needed and he has an FC ton so he can bat a bit, otherwise dhiman for the keeping quality.

Posted by Meety on (November 7, 2012, 0:14 GMT)

Hopefully Ashraful will only be selected in Short Forms of the game (i.e just T20)! He has had more than enough opportunities & quite honestly - there are a lot of Banga batsmen with better credentials than him! I'd pick Rajin Saleh before Ashraful anyday of the week.

Posted by Meety on (November 7, 2012, 0:08 GMT)

Good luck to Bangladesh & Rubel, but can anyone explain to me why Kazi Islam doesn't get a run? I would say he is the best performed domestic pacer in Bangladesh & he adds a bit of variety being a left arm pacer. == == == My Banga team would be 1. Tamim, 2. Nafees, 3. Rahim (c), 4. Shakib, 5. Nasir, 6. Anamul Haque, 7. Mahmudullah, 8. Sunny, 9. Shuvo, 10. Kazi, 11. Shahadat 12th Naeem. Deep batting order, plenty of spin options, hopefully this side could go toe to toe with the WIndies over 5 days (no rain)! I think Anamul Haque will be the best Test batsmen to come out of Bangladesh. Bat him down the order, but 3 or 4 years from now, he'll be #3 & peeling off tons.

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 17:01 GMT)


Posted by Jawwad123 on (November 6, 2012, 15:52 GMT)

Adur Razzak put on one of the best performances in the NCL. How come he was dropped?? Spinners that must play in final XI: Md. Elias Sunny, Enamul Haque jnr.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 6, 2012, 14:00 GMT)

Ashraful had his chance in tests and probably ODIs, he should just stick to T20s. Players like Anamul and Mominul are waiting in the ranks now and deserve their moment. Ashraful in tests only does well against teams like India and Sri Lanka in which he scored 5 hundreds against, 4 of them against Sri Lanka. The rest his average is awful especially against West Indies.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 6, 2012, 13:54 GMT)

Tamim, Shahriar, Junaid, Naeem, Shakib, Rahim, Nasir, Gazi, Enamul, Nazmul, Abul.

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 6, 2012, 13:50 GMT)

I'm very impressed with that BCB XI squad because its another chance to assess them plus still regular players like Rahim and Mahmudulah have not done well with the bat in NCL and Shariar not enough innings for Barisal so this is a good chance for them to find their rhythm. I would not select Jahurul because he cannot play the bouncer well and will throw away his wicket in that game.

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 13:50 GMT)

I fail to see the role of Mahmudullah in the Test team ! I think he should be sent back to drawing board unless BD want to play him just as a bowler. I feel sorry to be so harsh on him..but he hasn't shown any consistence performance in the tests. Mominul should get more exposure. He has shown some promises in the away tour as part of the A team. Three / two pacers + 1 or 2 spinner(s) + Shakib ...are enough I guess. Nasir can be used as a part timer.

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 13:37 GMT)

how nazimuddin can be selected again and again who is a proven failure in all levels. Still he has been selected for BCB XI. Politics is in CRICKET !

My Test Squad: 1.Tamim Iqbal 2.Junaid Siddique/ Jahirul islam 3.Shahriar Nafees 4. Mominul (He is a solid middle order batsman and we need it) 5. Shakib Al Hasan 6. Mushfiqur Rahim 7. Nasir Hossain/ Naeem isalm (Naeem is in a great form though !) 8. Mahmudullah 9.Enamul Haque jnr 10. Rubel Hossain 11.Shahadat Hossain

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 6, 2012, 12:04 GMT)

@Rafelgibt - Spot On! even Abdur Razzak test record suggests his bowling style is not effective in that format. His ODI and T20 record is very impressive which is why he ranks in the top 10 in these limited overs form. He's going to be playing in ODI and T20 against West Indies anyway considering he's a specialist.

Posted by Rafelgibt on (November 6, 2012, 10:39 GMT)

@ Debasish Panda on (November 06 2012, 08:59 AM GMT) I might give you few reasons why Abdur Razzak is dropped from the TEST squad..... line and and length is the main key of Razzak(top spin, arm delivery and dusra are his variations) as he is not a big turner of the ball which is very suitable for ODI and our own first class cricket league (unfortunately not suitable in TEST cricket as he needs to bowl at least 30 overs where he is very predictable)......on the other hand Enamul and Elias are big turner of the ball, can bowl top spin, arm delivery and dusra but little bit weak in terms of line and length and INTERNATIONAL exposure......Hope this time they would prove themselves and help BAN to WIN or at least DRAW the TEST match for BAN....

Posted by TigerAtaur on (November 6, 2012, 10:15 GMT)

1. Tamim, 2. Junaid 3. Shahriar 4. Shakib, 5. Mushfiq 6. Nasir 7. Johurul 8. Elias 9. Rubel 10. Shahadat 11. Razzak

This should be good team

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 9:46 GMT)

My 11:1) Tamim 2) Junayed 3) Anamul Bijoy 4) Naeem 5) Sakib 6) Mushfiq 7) Nasir 8) Shohag Gazi 9) Elias 10) Shahadat 11) Shafiul

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 8:59 GMT)

I am an Indian but very interested in Bangladesh cricket...can any one please explain why Abdur Razzak is dropped when we know spinners are the match winners when matches are in Bangladesh. Rubel was good before injury but during his return in NCL he had no impressive performance.

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 8:55 GMT)

best team only can be this 1#tamim 2#junaieed 3#jahurul 4#mahmudullah 5#sakib al hasan 6#musfiq 7#nasir 8#mominul 9#enamul junior 10#rubel hossain 11#shaddat

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 7:54 GMT)

I Don't believe why Nazmul and zunayed are given less opportunity than any other player. If you see the record, Nazmul sometime replaced by some other player and he deliver a Match winning spell. I Do still remember his contributionin in asia Cup Match against srilanka. And it was hard to believe that he was not included in t20 world Cup. Zunayed in average do better as number 3 batsman than a opener.

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 7:22 GMT)

Correction to my earlier post: (1)Tamim Iqbal,(2)Junaid Siddique,(3)Naeem Islam,(4).Anamul Haque/Mominul Haque,(5)Shakib Al Hasan,(6)Nasir Hossain,(7)Mushfiqur Rahim,(8)Mahmudullah,(9)Shahadat Hossain,(10)Abdur Razzak, (11)Enamul Haque jnr

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 7:08 GMT)

My best 11 pick (in batting order)- Tamim Iqbal,Junaid Siddique,Naeem Islam,Anamul Haque,Shakib Al Hasan,Mominul Haque,Nasir Hossain,Mushfiqur Rahim,Mahmudullah,Shahadat Hossain,Enamul Haque jnr

Posted by Rafelgibt on (November 6, 2012, 6:53 GMT)

Wow...No ASHRAFUL good to see....At last we are looking forward to the future.....Team selection is very much well directed except NAFEES....How he would make into the team???Though it's too early for ANAMUL but I still believe he must be included in the best 11 as No. 3 position....JUNAID is way better than NAZIMUDDIN (as he is very weak in incoming and quick deliveries which showed in ASIA cup)...so my 11 would be- 1.TAMIM, 2.JUNAID, 3.ANAMUL, 4.NAEEM ISLAM, 5.SHAKIB, 6.MUSHFIQ, 7. NASIR, 8.MAHMUDULLAH (must be able to bowl at least 20 over's as genuine spinner), 9.ENAMUL, 10.RUBEL, 11.SHAHADAT.... That means 8 genuine batsmen (No. 1 to 8), 2 all-rounders (No. 5 & 8), 1 genuine spinner and 2 fast bowlers...Though i dont like SHAHADAT at all but still he can be taken as TEST bowler......All the best to BAN TIGERS>>>>>>

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 6:37 GMT)

My 15 man Test Squad: 1.Tamim Iqbal 2.Junaid Siddique 3.Shahriar Nafees 4. Naeem Islam 5.Nasir Hossain 6.Shakib Al Hasan 7.Mushfiqur Rahim (C & WK) 8.Mahmudullah 9.Enamul Haque jnr 10.Rubel Hossain 11.Nazmul Hossain 12.Nazimuddin 13.Jahurul Islam 14.Elias Sunny 15.Shahadat Hossain

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 6:24 GMT)

My Team for 1st Test: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Shahriar Nafees, 3. Junaid Siddique, 4. Shakib Al Hasan, 5. Mushfiqur Rahim, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Naeem Islam, 8. Nasir Hossain, 9. Nazimuddin, 10. Enamul Haque jnr, 11. Elias Sunny, 12. Rubel Hossain, 13. Nazmul Hossain, 14. Shahadat Hossain, 15. Anamul Haque.

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 5:20 GMT)

My Best Eleven : (1) Tamim (2) Johurul (3) Junaed (4) Mushfiq (5) Sakib (6) Nasir (7) Mahmudullah (8) Naem (9) Rubel (10) Ylias Sani/ Enamul Jr (11) Shahadat/Abul Hasan

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 1:46 GMT)

1.Tamim 2.Shahriar/Junaid 3.Naeem 4..Nasir 5.Shakib 6.Mushfiq 7.Mahmudullah 8.Sunny 9.Enamul 10.Al-Amin 11. Nazmul If you see the test avg of Shafiul,Rubel and Shahadath then you will understand why they are not in my list.

Posted by   on (November 6, 2012, 1:46 GMT)

my selection is gonna be start off by tamim, junaid, anamul, shakib, rahim, mahmudullah, nasir, naeem, enamul junior, rubel and shahadat. would love to see them in the first match against WI team.

Posted by ArifIslam10 on (November 5, 2012, 22:44 GMT)

Best Squad so far. The players who have done well in the last NCL should be rewarded and included in the last 15. Because they will be confident and hungry for more. Junayed should open with Tamim. Naeem can be better choice at 3 because he got centuries in the last NCL. Mahmudullah must be out. Jahrul/Anamul, Mushfiq, Sakib, Nasir. Shahdat and Rubel will bowl with Anamul Jr and Sunny.

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 22:42 GMT)

I agree with The Ashes, in ODIs where Bangladesh have the best chance of winning, a trio pace attack of Mortaza, Rubel and Nazmul can be devastating and if there is an injury, they still have Shafiul who can swing and Abul who has consistent pace but really this area needs a lot of work. It would be great if Bangladesh can make their Non-International-Cricket grounds and a few International grounds greenish and bouncy so it encourages fast bowlers and know how to play in these sort of pitches/wickets.

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 22:36 GMT)

Rubel, Ashraful, Shahadat and Abdur Razzak test records are not at all impressive and 3 of them excluding Shahadat should focus on limited overs as they have much better records. Abdur Razzak is going to be playing the ODIs and T20s anyway because he's a specialist in that format. Anamul and Mominul deserve their opportunity now as we're lacking a genuine partner for Tamim and a solid number 3 batsman. Shahriar is an experience batsman and has the patience to bat at that level same with Junaid. Others like Jahurul, Nazimuddin etc are just not food enough. Mashrafe Mortaza is not ready to play in longer forms but will be playing in ODIs and T20s. Lastly, Sohag Gazi this young player has caught my interest with both bat and ball needs to be monitored carefully another talent we probably have on the cards.

Posted by bdsmaruf on (November 5, 2012, 21:05 GMT)

tamim,junaed,anamul,sakib,musfiq,nasir,naeem,enamul jhr,sunny,shahdad,taskin/nazmul.

Posted by SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on (November 5, 2012, 20:38 GMT)

Excellent Squad....Perfect Squad in My Opinion...No Imrul Kayes no Ashraful No Flop PLayers...Great Selection

Posted by Sadequl on (November 5, 2012, 20:06 GMT)

Thanks BCB for choosing the upcoming stars like ; Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Al Amin & Taskin Ahmed but probably the best decision they took is by choosing Enamul Haque jnr in to the squad now. Atm WI doesn't have any weakness in any part except if we look in microscope we might find a bit of less strength facing in spin attack as far as the record shows. So would be better if we would not let them practice Enamul's curvy spin before the final ball move into the play to take some sort of an advantage by playing him earlier in practice match.

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 18:59 GMT)

best team should be this 1#tamim 2#junaieed 3#jahurul 4#mahmudullah 5#sakib al hasan 6#musfiq 7#nasir 8#mominul 9#enamul junior 10#rubel hossain 11#shaddat

Posted by Samudro2106 on (November 5, 2012, 18:25 GMT)

Surprised to see some comments on Rubel Hossain... Everybody is certain about Shahadat in XI but not Rubel.. As far as quality is concerned Rubel is the best and fastest bowler in the country regardless of his previous test record... You can't win test having pacers bowling in the range of only 120-130 unless you are in seaming and swinging condition which Bangladeshi Pitches and weather doesn't provide.. Bangladesh has some depth in Batting and orthodox spin bowling but needs a mystery spinner and genuine fast bowlers ( Not toothless medium pacers ) Nice to see some young batsmen in the mix..

Posted by wiseshah on (November 5, 2012, 18:22 GMT)

7 player who will be out of test squad: al-amin, taskin, nazimuddin, mahmudullah (off form), shahriar nafees, jahurul, abul hasan--that means squad will be

1. tamim. 2. junaid. 3. anamul 4. naeem 5. mushfiq 6. shakib. 7. nasir 8. shahadat 9. elias sunny 10. enamul hauque jr 11. rubel hossain . reserve: sohag gazi, najmul, shafiul, mominul

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 18:05 GMT)

I would like to see Mominul in the squad. He has been doing well sfor A teams for some time now. I don't remember the last time Mahmudullah did really well in Tests.We need more specialists than all rounders.

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 17:39 GMT)

good to see Enamul Jr. is back. i hope he will be in the 15 man squad.

Posted by TheBlackMonk on (November 5, 2012, 17:35 GMT)

Unfortunate for Razzak, too many good left arm spinners took away his cut! Happy to see fresh faces in the team, I bet couple of more seasons for them and they will turn out to be real gem. As a matter of fact, these young lads have more first class experience than our first XI players, so they cannot be bad!

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 16:56 GMT)

I can't even read Cricinfo new handwriting font please guys original cheers!

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 16:52 GMT)

Mr. Akram Khan Please see my Best 14 Squad for first Test with proper batting order : Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam/Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Naeem Islam/Sohag Gazi, Enamul Haque jnr, Elias Sunny, Taskin Ahmed/Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain

Posted by wiseshah on (November 5, 2012, 16:05 GMT)

good team selection. i think al-amin is wrongly selected instead of alauddin babu. my XI squad: tamim, junaid, anamul, naeem, mushfiq, shakib, nasir,elias sunny, enamul huq jr, shahadat, rubel/najmul

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 15:38 GMT)

Bangladesh team's bowling attack is very poor.......... no good pacers or no good offspinners, we have to think something different from only using left handed spinners, bring some off spinners or laeg spinners. At least for Gayle there should be some good off spinners.

Posted by real26_03 on (November 5, 2012, 15:37 GMT)

My first 11 -

1)Tamim Iqbal 2)Anamul Haque/Mominul Haque 3)Junaid Siddique/Shahrier Nafees 4)Shakib Al Hasan 5)Jahrul Islam 6)Mushfiqur Rahman 7)Mahmadullah 8)Elias Sunny 9)Enamul Haque Junior 10)SHadat Hossain 11)Shafiul Islam/Rubel Hossain

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 5, 2012, 15:24 GMT)

I'm very happy that Bangladesh's batting is getting much better and stronger now especially the young talent that's coming through. Spin bowling is also getting a lot better but the only thing lacking is the variety with lack of genuine off and leg spinners. Fast Bowling honestly very limited and needs a lot of work. Having a 3 man pace attack in One Day Internationals constituting of the experience and knowledgeable Mashrafe with Rubel pace and Nazmul will be a force. Shafiul and Abul as reserves but test Cricket is the issue and lets us down. Shahadat Hossain should not be used again too expensive and had his chance.

Posted by The_Aeroboy on (November 5, 2012, 14:59 GMT)

i think there should be a pacer all rounder like Soumya Sarker, then it would be easy for bd by playing 2 genuine pacer, 1 allrounder pacer & 2 specialist spinner along with shakib...

Posted by hasib9 on (November 5, 2012, 14:58 GMT)

1st Test: 1. Tamim, 2. Siddique, 3. Nafees, 4. Anamul, 5. Shakib, 6. Mushfiq, 7. Mahmudullah/Naeem, 8. Nasir, 9. Enamul jr, 10. Shahadat, 11. Shafiul

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 14:44 GMT)

ha Rubel has a bad test record so hasn't done anything special in NCL. I think Enamul should return to test Cricket but its so hard to choose between him and Elias Sunny because Sunny picked up 7 wickets on his debut against West Indies last year. Regardless, I'm just glad I'm not choosing the final 11 because its too difficult considering the fact that upto 15 of them are in form.

Posted by Tokai69 on (November 5, 2012, 14:35 GMT)

Surprised to see why Rokibul is not in the test team

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 14:33 GMT)

good to see Enamul Haque Jr. back and Razzak out for Test..Razzak may b good in shorter format but definitely not in test..Enam Deserves a chance and i hope he will perform well..

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 5, 2012, 14:32 GMT)

I feel this is the best 11 - 01.Tamim, 02.Shahriar, 03.Junaid/Anamul, 04.Naeem/Mominul, 05.Shakib, 06.Rahim, 07.Nasir, 08.Mahmudullah, 09.Sunny/Enamul, 10.Nazmul and 11.Abul.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 5, 2012, 14:24 GMT)

Totally agree with the decisions of Ashraful and Razzak as this is not the format for them but Jahurul and Rubel? definitely disagree because Jahurul cannot play short express balls after what happened in Asia Cup and Rubel averages an awful 80 in tests and in my view is an ODI specialist and should only play in that format. Nazimuddin still selected after what he did in Asia Cup especially the final plus in this season NCL, not in form with poor scores obviously a wrong decision and if picked will struggle against West Indies. Don't mind who gets the second spinner slot between Sunny and Enamul both are fantastic spinners. I think Abul should play mainly because of his pace along with Nazmul. I think on these pitches, two fast bowlers they could get away with although there are some risks like injury. Even if it means they may have to bowl 50 overs between them 25 each and the rest spin.

Posted by Sonium on (November 5, 2012, 14:16 GMT)

Although batting departments looks very strong due to inclusion of good batsman like Tamim, Sakib and newcomers like Anamul but bowling department looks rather poor. However, I think absence of proved bowlers like Mortaza will suffer them a lot. Anyway, good luck bangladesh!!! who knows this team may whitewash West Indis!!!

Posted by dipto11 on (November 5, 2012, 14:13 GMT)

Probable team : 1. Tamim, 2.Junayed/ Nafees 3. Anamul/ jahurul 4. Shakib 5. Naeem 6. Mahmudullah/ Mominul 7. Mushfiq 8. Nasir 9. Enamul/ Elius 10.Nazmul/ shafiul 11.Rubel/ Shohag. Too many options there to easy pick . However it looks a good team and a process of new entrants. Selectors will be in real difficulty to choose 14 member .

Posted by   on (November 5, 2012, 14:13 GMT)

A preliminary squad of 22 seems about 6 players too many, glad to see recalls for Junaid and Enamul Haque Jnr though. Hopefully the test side will look like: Tamim, Junaid, Shahriar, Nasir, Shakib, Mushfiqur*+, Mahmadullah, Elias, Shafiul, Nazmul, Enamul.

3 left-arm spinners but if they're Bangladesh's best spinners then they should be picked. They still need a 'spearhead' for the fast bowling though, in Mashrafe's unfortunate absence, and with Rubel's shocking test and first-class stats (17 wickets @ 83 and 44 wickets @ 60!!!) he obviously has a hell of a lot of learning to do in the longer forms of the game.

Posted by Sarfin on (November 5, 2012, 13:56 GMT)

Al-Amin and Taskin in preliminary Test squad??? Some sort of joke??? Taskin is a good fast bowling prospect but still very young. Didn't notice Al-Amin to do anything remarkable. They might be selected for ODI team. But for Test??? No. Alaudding Babu could be a better option. He is on the radder for a long time.

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (November 5, 2012, 13:19 GMT)

Dropping Ash is a great decision. But it's not same for Razzak. He per4med well in First Class matches recently. He can b in the squad instead of Taskin or Amin as BD has spin fav wickets. BD Test Squad (14 players) can b like this according to 11 positions: 1.Tamim, 2.Junaid, 3.Nafees/Anamul, 4.Nasir/Naeem, 5.Shakib, 6.Mushfiq, 7.Mahmudullah, 8.Elias Sunny, 9.Shafiul/Rubel, 10.Nazmul, 11.Enamul Haque jnr.

Posted by Third_Gear on (November 5, 2012, 12:59 GMT)

Good to see many new comers from under 19 pool which shows BD has good bench of future players who are good in quality. All the best to the team and welcome back RUBEL.

Posted by Refat on (November 5, 2012, 12:58 GMT)

I Request BCC To give chance alaudding babu in test and odi squad.hopefully he will do better than others

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