Bangladesh news July 15, 2012

Six Test players in Bangladesh A for Indian series


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named six Test players in the Bangladesh A squad for the Shafi Darashah Invitational tournament in India. The tournament is a four-day competition hosted by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), which will feature local first-class teams and will run from July 27 to August 14 in Bangalore and Mysore.

However, the BCB didn't announce a captain for the team and it was learned that the decision would be made in "a day or two".

The six Test players in the squad include Shahriar Nafees, Imrul Kayes, Raqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam, Enamul Haque jnr and Shahadat Hossain. Shuvagata Hom, who has played a handful of ODIs, was also picked.

Shamsur Rahman, Mithun Ali and Farhad Hossain, who all scored more than 500 runs in the National Cricket League 2011-12, are in the 15-man squad, while the bowlers include offspinner Sohag Gazi, and seamers Alauddin Babu, Dolar Mahmud and Kazi Kamrul Islam - the latter two aggregated more than 25 wickets in the NCL.

Saqlain Sajib, Rajshahi's 23-year-old left-arm spinner who was one of only three bowlers who took 50 wickets in the NCL, did not find a place in the 15.

Robiul Islam, Nasiruddin Faruque, Arafat Sunny and Al-Amin Hossain were named standbys.

Bangladesh A will fly out for the tournament on July 23. They are placed in group A, along with the KSCA XI, KSCA Colts and the Baroda Cricket Association XI (BCA), and will play the BCA XI in their opening game from July 27. The other group includes the KSCA President's XI, Mumbai Cricket Association XI, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI and Hydrabad Cricket Asscoaition XI.

Mohammad Isam is senior sports reporter at the Daily Star in Dhaka

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  • Enamul on July 17, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    Extraz@ Funniest when a team suffers of Home Sickness for near to a century and loves to like 0-8.

  • Enamul on July 17, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    Extraz@ Its the Funniest that playing cricket for 100 years but record WHITEWASH record aborad Even in Zimbabwe. Home sick team,flat track specialist.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on July 16, 2012, 17:25 GMT

    Apart 4m Nafees & Shahadat none of rest 4 test caps made any impact in Test arena. Nafees has only 1 good innings in Test & that was 138 against Aussies back in 2006. Shahadat has only 4/5 good innings with the ball & his last good per4mance that i can recall was in 2010 at Lords. So those 6 Test Caps won't make any special impact.

  • Dummy4 on July 16, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    To all indians, Bangladesh are sending this team to allow Nafis, Naeem and Co. to get some match practise against the weak Indian teams so that they gain some confidence ahead of WI tests. India lost 0-8 because they are egotistic and never let top players play first-class cricket even in Ranji Trophy. We at least respect test cricket, you Indians only worship IPL.

  • Muhmmad on July 16, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    @Third_Gear...getting thrashed by every team and after 12 years still can't win a single test against top nation is more FUNNY!!!

  • Enamul on July 16, 2012, 6:51 GMT

    Loss_Dravid : 0-8 is more funny.

  • KH. RAFIQUE on July 16, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    Why Nafees and Naeem are in the team???I think they are no longer eligible for national team.....So whats the reason of taking them otherwise new fresh youngsters should have been promoted..........

  • shahadat on July 15, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    its not like they are regular test player, they are struggling 23 or 24 years old, who played few test matches, never been permanent, so get selected to get back some form

  • Hira on July 15, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    I just find this tour my BD very funny for some reason lol ...

  • Dummy4 on July 15, 2012, 17:54 GMT;id=25;type=team;id=25;type=team;id=25;type=team

    above is the reason

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