Barisal bowler gets call-up December 17, 2007

Sajidul Islam to replace Rasel in squad

Cricinfo staff

Syed Rasel will miss out on the action in New Zealand © Getty Images

Uncapped left-arm medium bowler Sajidul Islam has been called up to replace the injured Syed Rasel, who has been ruled out of Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand.

Rasel dislocated his left collar bone while fielding in a tour game against Northern Districts. The Bangladeshis lost the match by seven wickets.

Sajidul, who made his first-class debut in 2005, has taken 73 wickets at 25.61 a piece. In this season he has picked up 36 wickets at 19.63 from eight games.

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons told commercial radio that Rasel would be seen by several specialists in New Zealand before deciding whether he would have surgery locally or return home for treatment.

Bangladesh play three one-dayers and two Tests against New Zealand between December 26 and January 16.