Bangladesh and Scotland announce squads December 11, 2006

Mashud rested for ODIs against Scotland

Cricinfo staff

Mashud has been rested to give a chance to younger players like Under-19 batsman Nadif Chowdhury © Getty Images

Khaled Mashud, the Bangladesh wicketkeeper, has been excluded from the squad for the two one-day matches against Scotland starting December 15 at Chittagong. Mashud, who was rested for the last two ODIs against Zimbabwe, will be replaced by Nadif Chowdhury, a Bangladesh Under-19 batsman.

"It is not a difficult series, so we have decided to rest him [Mashud] for these two matches," Faruque Ahmed, the chief selector, told the Dhaka-based The Daily Star. "It would also give us a chance to test the young players."

Scotland will play a practice match against the Bangladesh Academy led by Chowdhury on December 13 at Chittagong before the first ODI at the same venue and the second one at Dhaka on December 17.

Bangladesh squad - Habibul Bashar (Captain), Shahriar Nafees Ahmed, Mohammad Rafique, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafee Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Kazi Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Farhad Reza, Sakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehrab Hossain (Jr.), Nadif Chowdhury

Scotland squad - Craig McIntyre Wright (Captain), Rana Omer Hussain, Hajid Haq, Douglas Robert Brown, Johan Dewald Nel, David Fraser Watts, Ross Thomas Lyons, Navdeep Singh Poonia, Neil Francis Ian McCallum, Colin John Ogilvie Smith, Gavin Mark Hamilton, Douglas Ross Lockhart, Paul Hoffmann, Ryan Robert Watson, John Angus Rae Blain