Bashar and Mashud miss Twenty20 World Championship
Habibul Bashar and Khaled Mashud are the major omissions from Bangladesh's 30-member provisional squad for the Twenty20 World Championship in September. The squad also includes 13 uncapped players from the A team and the recently created National Cricket Academy.
Bashar had relinquished the ODI captaincy after the recent series against India, and went through a lean patch with the bat, scoring 417 runs at an average of 21.94 during the 2006-07 season. Mashud lost his place to the uncapped Dhiman Ghosh, who joined Mushfiqur Rahim as the second wicketkeeper in the squad.
"We have included a number of young cricketers in the provisional squad, to give them a break if they can prove their worth," said Faruk Ahmed, the chief selector. The final 15-member squad will be selected by August 15.
Mohammad Ashraful (capt), Aftab Ahmed, Shahriar Nafees, Tamim Iqbal, Tushar Imran, Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Mohammad Sharif, Tapash Baisya, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Rafique, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Abdur Razzaq, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Nazmus Sadat, Nazimuddin, Nadif Chowdhury, Suharwardi Shuvo, Syed Rasel, Nayeem Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Dhiman Ghosh, Shahadat Hossain, Dollar Mahmud, Mohammad Shahjada, Ziaur Rahman and Gazi Salahuddin