Mohammad Ashraful is vice-captain May 12, 2007

Khaled Mashud back in Bangladesh team

Cricinfo staff



Khaled Mashud will be looking to prove a point to coach Dav Whatmore, after being dropped for the World Cup © Getty Images

Khaled Mashud, the veteran wicketkeeper, has been included in the Bangladesh team for the two-Test series against India. Allrounders Saqibul Hasan and Mehrab Hossan jnr find a place in the Test side for the first time while batsman Tushar Imran earns a recall two years after his last appearance. Mohammad Ashraful, has been named vice-captain, which follows his appointment as the same for the ODI team.

Aftab Ahmed was a surprise omission, having taken part in Bangladesh's previous Test campaign, when they took on Australia early last year. Enamul Haque jnr takes the place of Abdur Razzak, who has been a regular at the one-day level. The series will have added significance to Mashud, who will be looking to re-establish himself in the Bangladesh side after losing his place in the ODI team to the young Mushfiqur Rahim and as a result missing the World Cup as well.

The first Test begins at Chittagong on May 18 and will be followed by the second at Mirpur starting on May 25.

Bangladesh Test squad Habibul Bashar (capt), Mohammad Ashraful, Javed Omar, Shahriar Nafees, Saqibul Hasan, Rajin Saleh, Tushar Imran, Khaled Mashud (wk), Mohammad Rafique, Enamul Haque jnr, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Mehrab Hossain jnr

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