England in Bangladesh 2002-03 November 4, 2003

Bangladesh include three new faces for ODI squad

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Bangladesh have dropped Javed Omar and included three new faces into their one-day international squad to face England.

Omar scored only 50 runs in four innings in the recent Test series against England, and he has been replaced by the young and talented Nafis Iqbal, who England know all about already. He gave them the run-around with a stylish 118 for Bangladesh A, and later called the bowling `ordinary'. Iqbal, 18, also captained Bangladesh in the Under-19 World Cup 18 months ago.

Meanwhile, Mashrafe Mortaza was forced to pull out after he injured his knee in the second Test at Chittagong and he has been ruled out for five weeks. Anwar Hossain Monir comes in for cover. Jamal Uddin, an offspinner, was called up in place of Enamul Haque Jr while Mohammad Moniruzzaman, a batsman, was also included. Khaled Mahmud has been retained as captain.

The three-match series begins at Chittagong on Friday, while the last two matches are day-night games in Dhaka on November 10 and 12.

Squad Khaled Mahmud (capt), Habibul Bashar, Khaled Mashud (wkt), Hannan Sarkar, Rajin Saleh, Alok Kapali, Mushfiqur Rahman, Mohammad Rafique, Tapash Baisya, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Anwar Hussain, Mohammad Jamaluddin, Nafees Iqbal.