Zimbabwe in Bangladesh December 29, 2004

Saleh to lead BCB XI in tour game

Cricinfo staff

Rajin Saleh: can he carry on the form he found in the final ODI against India? © AFP

Rajin Saleh will lead the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in their three-day warm-up match against Zimbabwe. The game will be played at the new Bir Shreshtha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium in Chittagong from January 1 to 3.

Saleh led Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy in England when Habibul Bashar was sidelined by injury. Saleh played a lone hand in the final one-dayer against India, top-scoring with 82 in their crushing defeat. Apart from Saleh, Al Shahriar, Tushar Imran, Alok Kapali, Tareq Aziz Khan and Mohammad Sharif are the other players with Test experience.

Chittagong will also host the first Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, at the MA Aziz Stadium starting on January 6.

BCB squad
Rajin Saleh (capt), Shamsur Rahman, Nafees Ahmed, Al Shahriar, Tushar Imran, Alok Kapali, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Tareq Aziz Khan, Shafaq al-Jabir, Shahadat Hossain Rajib, Mohammad Sharif, Saqib al-Hasan, Shahjahan Selim.