Bangladesh v England, 1st Test October 18, 2003

Two new faces in Bangladesh squad

Wisden Cricinfo staff

The Bangladesh selectors have included two new faces in a 13-man squad for the first Test against England, which starts on October 21 at Dhaka. Aftab Ahmed, a 19-year-old middle-order batsman, and Enamul Haq, a left-arm spinner, were the only new inclusions as the selectors decided - not surprisingly - to stick to the line-up which performed so impressively on the tour to Pakistan. Both Aftab and Enamul played for the Bangladesh Board President's team in the tour match against the England XI. Aftab made 45 in the second innings, while Haq took four wickets in England's first innings, and finished with five in the match.

The selectors, however, ignored the claims of Nafis Iqbal, the opener who scored an impressive 118 for the A team against England in the second warm-up match.

Squad
Hannan Sarker, Javed Omar, Habibul Bashar, Rajin Saleh, Alok Kapali, Khaled Mashud (wk), Khaled Mahmud (capt), Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafee Bin Murtaza, Tapash Baisya, Mushfiqur Rahman, Aftab Ahmed, Enamul Haq.

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