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Mosharraf cut from preliminary squad

Mohammad Isam

September 26, 2013

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Al-Amin Hossain celebrates a wicket with his Abahani team-mates, Abahani Limited v Cricket Coaching School, DPL 2013, Fatullah, September 12, 2013
Al-Amin Hossain, who took consecutive five-wicket hauls in the Dhaka Premier League, found a place in the preliminary squad © BCB
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The Bangladesh selectors have trimmed the 30-member preliminary squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand by two on Thursday. There are, however, several changes from the the previously announced squad, with left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain dropped due to allegations of fixing against him.

Mosharraf is serving provisional suspension, which began on August 13, as one of the nine accused of being involved in alleged corruption in this year's BPL. The seven others who were also not included are Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes, Raqibul Hasan, Saqlain Sajib and Nazmul Hossain Milon.

They have been replaced by Al-Amin Hossain, Enamul Hoque jr, Souyma Sarker, Sabbir Rahman, Mukhtar Ali and Noor Hossain.

BCB have also announced a 14-member squad to take on the visiting New Zealanders in a three-day practice match at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong. Four uncapped players - Marshall Ayub, Soumya Sarkar, Mukhtar Ali and Noor Hossain - have been included in the side. Legspinner Hossain is the only specialist slow bowler in the side.

Bangladesh preliminary squad: Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Elias, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Jahurul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Islam, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Mominul Hoque, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Robiul Islam, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain, Sajedul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Enamul Hoque jr, Souyma Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mukhtar Ali, Noor Hossain.

BCB XI: Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Ziaur Rahman, Jahurul Islam, Naeem Islam, Mominul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain jr, Sajidul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mukhtar Ali, Noor Hossain.

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Posted by   on (October 1, 2013, 20:36 GMT)

Jahurul Islam should not be in the squad

Posted by Rafelgibt on (September 29, 2013, 4:40 GMT)

Good to see that players like-Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes, Raqibul Hasan etc are not picked.This is a good sign for Bangladesh cricket that youngsters are coming to compete with the so called 'Stars'(Flop star).Well done BCB selectors.......

Posted by SaroarIslam on (September 28, 2013, 21:28 GMT)

Good squad,hoping for best posible result for us in upcoming NZ series,best of luck boys,go ahead.

Posted by KingAjmal on (September 26, 2013, 17:01 GMT)

Mosaddek Hossain is only 17 and there's no need to rush him. Bangladesh's under-19 team will be travelling to the Caribbean soon for 7 ODIs and because our under-19 team has become weak now, we clearly need his services for the youth level. I have no doubt he is the long term replacement for Mahmudullah. Good squad so far, just hope Jahurul Islam fails to make the final squad.

Posted by SyedAreYouDumb on (September 26, 2013, 16:14 GMT)

I didn't realise but where is NAZMUL HOSSAIN? Why BCB, what has he done wrong... nothing!!

Posted by SyedAreYouDumb on (September 26, 2013, 16:05 GMT)

Best squad I have seen BCB have selected. I hope Marshall gets to debut once and for all. He should perform well against New Zealanders in BCB XI also why isn't Enamul Haque Jr in this XI he would have tried to catch the eye.

Posted by   on (September 26, 2013, 15:58 GMT)

The selection is quite nice but why BCB didn't take place for young Mosaddek? Mosaddek is doing really good. He is most run taker so far in DPL. BCB should get him chance at least for BCB XI. But problem is still BD having that is, lack of fast bowler. BD is not getting any quality fast bowler yet. Mushrafe was doing well but we must not put onus on him at all just because his injury. Young fast bowler Al-Amin deserve chance.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (September 26, 2013, 15:52 GMT)

Totally agree with fellow Bangladesh fans and happy that the failures like Shahadat, Junaid, Shahriar etc have been dropped. Still disappointing to see Jahurul somehow make it in the primarily as he too had plenty of chances and is just not good enough. Jahurul only has scored 1 50 for the national team to date and had very poor tours to Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and the recent A tour to England. Even in DPL, the poor form is continuing. I just hope he's not picked at all for the New Zealand series and instead go for deserving players like Anamul, Shamsur and Naeem.

Posted by   on (September 26, 2013, 15:41 GMT)

best selection till now,but nazmul hossain milon deserves a chance instead of mohammad elias/farhad reza

Posted by   on (September 26, 2013, 15:41 GMT)

Why did not include MuBhaussak Hussain? So far his batting average better than all others in domestic arena. He also scored two century against England U19 their home ground.He is a potential cricketer. Although he is young & U19 but he is very talented. I surprise, He is future Nasir Hussain. Please Suman vhai include him BCB XI against New Zealand.

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