Bangladesh news June 11, 2013

Raqibul included in preliminary squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Four out of 26 cricketers who played international matches for Bangladesh in the 2012-13 season have been kept out of a 30-member preliminary squad for the New Zealand series that begins in October this year.

Mohammad Ashraful (ACSU investigation), Abul Hasan (back injury), Enamul Haque jnr and Nazimuddin did not feature in the list selected by BCB. Of them, Enamul is currently playing club cricket in England, while Nazimuddin has been out of favour since playing a Test against West Indies in November last year.

Left-arm spinners Mosharraf Hossain and Saqlain Sajib found places in the preliminary squad, alongside Imrul Kayes, Raqibul Hasan, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain jnr and Nazmul Hossain Milon.

Mosharraf was called up for the ODIs in Sri Lanka, but didn't play a match while Imrul, Raqibul and Mehrab earned call-ups through their domestic performances.

Some of these players are also likely to feature in the Bangladesh A team's tour of England later this summer, as well as the Under-23 side that will play in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup to be held in Singapore.

The players will have their fitness assessed, especially those who have been injured in the last three months. Mashrafe Mortaza, who last played in December 2012, has almost recovered from a heel injury, while the likes of Rubel Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain and Naeem Islam will be looked at.

Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss the pre-tournament camp, as he is currently in the USA on holiday, and will later play for Leicestershire in the Friends Life T20 this year.

Bangladesh squad: Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Jahurul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak, Anamul Haque, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Robiul Islam, Sajidul Islam, Elias Sunny, Mashrafe Mortaza, Naeem Islam, Junaid Siddique, Mosharraf Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Raqibul Hasan, Farhad Reza, Saqlain Sajib, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Nazmul Hossain Milon

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  • Dummy4 on June 14, 2013, 2:30 GMT

    When you have good fast bowler prospect like Taskin Ahmed and the guy who lead Duronto Rajshahi on BPL, why don't they get chance?

  • Nasser Anzum on June 13, 2013, 5:24 GMT

    A bit surprised to see selectors not keeping some young,fresh players in the squad. At least, they'd have got an opportunity to have a feel of the national team's environment. And when I see Sajidul,Shahadat included in the squad, I get to know the sorry state of pace bowling backup in our country. Don't we have any promising young and fresh pacers to be a success in Intl. arena ??

  • zahidul on June 13, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    bangladesh desperately need some international game , i still remember how last bcb president mostofa kamal did so many things for bd cricket , but now bangladesh dont have any game fro 5 month but this bcb president refused it , thats what happen when good guys left and bad guys comes , bcb president papon need resignation bcb of this failure

  • yuvraj on June 13, 2013, 1:24 GMT

    Looks like Bangladesh cricket articles getting unnoticed because everyone is busy with the champions Trophy.

  • Ahnaf on June 12, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    I like the squad they picked here. I like the fact that they picked the domestic performers as well. Sure Imrul, Mehrab, Raqibul, Junaid, and Reza were not the best of players in international cricket but if we don't reward players for doing well in domestic cricket then what's the point of holding these tournaments? Plus we have to remember that these guys are still young. Most players hit their prime when they're 27-31. These guys are mostly 25-26. So they still have time on their side. We need to make sure that we support all these players and not give up on them just because they've disappointed.

  • Lwandile on June 12, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    @A.Awal. "In home conditions every sub-continent team is unbeatable"? What cricket have you been watching? You think because India beat Australia it means every sub-continent team is invincible at home?

    Surely harder to play against but certainly not unbeatable. Ask Eng and SA

  • KH. RAFIQUE on June 12, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    Im really not getting the point of the selectors that why they always take Shahadat Hossain,Farhad Reza and Raqibul Hasan???Raqibul made a good contribution in the national league;ok, this time its justified.But what about Shahdat and Forhad??What special they did in the last national league???Simply out of equation.

  • Abdul on June 12, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    @Sammy K... I don't think you are a BD fan and a real observer of BD cricket. NZ bowler currently breathing fire but their performance is poor enough from previous couple of series. In home condition every team of sub continent is unbeatable. How can we for gate that last time BD whitewash NZ and only Shakib did that. Last NOV- DEC BD win the series against WI. This time we have lots of match winner in BD side. Your comments also sounds funny. BD not refuse yet to IR to play. BD trying to match with Dhaka League schedule. If found some gap then will play with IR.

  • andrew on June 12, 2013, 6:19 GMT

    For the record, Ireland have invited Bangladesh to tour Ireland in August for 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is. Unfortunately these look like they will not proceed.

  • zahidul on June 12, 2013, 4:23 GMT

    @sammy k ireland invite us to play in august , but i guess bcb refuse it , where india and most of the countries are playing international cricket almost everyday , but bangladesh have no matches between this 4 month , very dissapointmant for bangladesh cricket fans that their will be no match for now , and papon must go

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