Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Dhaka January 2, 2005

Bangladesh recall Enamul Haque jnr

Cricinfo staff

Enamul Haque jnr returns to the Bangladesh squad to face Zimbabwe © Getty Images
Bangladesh have recalled the left-arm spinner Enamul Haque jnr to their squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe which starts at Chittagong this Thursday, January 6.

Enamul, 18, missed the two-Test series against India last month, and has only played two further Tests since his debut against England in October 2003. Nazmul Hossain and Mushfiqur Rahman have been left out.

Bangladesh, who recently won their first one-day international at home, are still waiting for their first victory in Tests, but must fancy their chances against this weakened Zimbabwe team. For Zimbabwe, it will be their first Test since May last year when Sri Lanka beat them by an innings and 254 runs, after which they agreed to the ICC's suggestion that should stop playing Test matches for a while.

Bangladesh squad Nafis Iqbal, Javed Omar, Habibul Bashar (capt), Aftab Ahmed, Mohammed Ashraful, Rajin Saleh, Mohammed Rafique, Khaled Mashud (wk), Manjurul Islam Rana, Enamul Haque jnr, Tapash Baisya, Mashrafe Mortaza, Talha Jubair.