Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2012-13 February 18, 2013

Junaid, Nazimuddin dropped from preliminary squad for SL

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Bangladesh batsmen Junaid Siddique and Nazimuddin, who opened in a Test each against West Indies and scored 31 runs together, have been dropped from the preliminary squad of 25 for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka. A few recent performers like Marshall Ayub and Shamsur Rahman were named in the squad.

Bangladesh chief selector Akram Khan doesn't anticipate making too many changes to the Test side, but he admitted to the scarce choices for opening batsmen and pace bowlers.

"We don't have too many options [for the openers], and not many have done well in the recent past," Akram said. "We are also on a blind spot with pace bowling, unfortunately. We cannot consider them by what we have seen of them so far. It is very difficult to ascertain a fast bowler's performance by just seeing four overs in the BPL."

Tamim Iqbal hasn't had a regular opening partner in Tests for the last two years. Nazimuddin and Imrul Kayes have played three Tests each while Junaid played just one against West Indies earlier this season. Anamul Haque could get a chance after playing all five ODIs against West Indies, in which he scored a century. The selectors have also kept Shamsur in the mix.

Among the pace bowlers, Rubel Hossain's new-ball partner could be any one out of Shafiul Islam, Abul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Nazmul Hossain and Rabiul Islam. Shafiul got back to international cricket recently after a lengthy injury break, while Abul and Shahadat got only a wicket between themselves in the Tests against West Indies.

The Bangladesh middle order has been a settled one for quite a long time with Naeem Islam likely to continue at No. 4 followed by Shakib Al Hasan (pending recovery from shin injury), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Nasir Hossain.

As a result, Akram has all but ruled out any new faces and either one or two of Marshall, Anamul and Mominul Haque are strong cases for inclusion. Marshall has averaged 81.38 in ten first-class matches this season, scoring 1058 runs with four centuries including his highest score of 289 for Central Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League.

"We haven't thought about new faces because Bangladesh have done well against West Indies recently. I don't have too many options too, except for some competition among the left-arm spinners.

"Marshall has been doing well and is in good form, so this is the right time to pick him. In case of [Anamul Haque] Bijoy and Mominul [Haque], we are keeping them in our mind but we have several players in a few positions," Akram said.

The Test squad is set to be named on either February 22 or 23 for the two-match series which will begin on March 8 in Galle.

Bangladesh preliminary squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Elias Sunny, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abul Hasan, Jahurul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Anamul Haque, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque, Shahriar Nafees, Shahadat Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Robiul Islam, Sohag Gazi, Naeem Islam, Enamul Haque jnr, Shamsur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Marshall Ayub.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • on February 18, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    Picking a team from a pool where everyone is equally talented, must be a nightmare. I don't envy Akram's job. I still think his nephew gets away with not performing, far too often. In the WI series, the heores were Nasir, Mahmudullah and Mushy. Tameem was just ordinary. At times we should drop him like Pakistan drops Umar Akmal. Let him know that in order to keep your place in the national XI , u have to perform.

  • Quddus-Mamu on February 21, 2013, 3:47 GMT

    @Htc-Android: You have no idea about Bangladeshi players. Tamim doesn't even consider as a top five players in current Bangladesh team. Here are the top five players in Bangladesh. 1.Nasir Hossain, 2.Mushfiqur Rahim,3.Sohag Gazi 4.Mahmudullah 5.Shakib. FYI: Bangladesh recently won the series against WI without Shakib. Tamim was never consistent. Bangladesh team no longer depends on Tamim and Shakib.

  • rchowdhury on February 20, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    My test XI: Tamim, shahriar Nafiz, Nasir, Musfiq, shakib, Marshall, Riyad, Sohag, Rubel, Razzak.Abul hasan. Instead of Shakib( Injury) Nayeem/ Shamsur.

    My ODI XI: Tamim, Shamsur, Anamul, Nasir, Shakib (or jahurul l if Shakib is injured), Mushfiq, Riyad, Musaraf rubel, Sohag, Mash, Nazmul.

  • AzAb12754 on February 20, 2013, 1:14 GMT

    Taskin is definitely not ready for Test Cricket don't care how good he is with the ball lets not rush him and maybe next year, he may get a chance. But I see no reason why he cannot be part of our T20 squad even ODIs and selectors should consider him for those to boost up our pace choices. If Shakib is fit to play then this should be the 11 for tests:-

    Tamim, Marshall, Anamul, Shahriar, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe, Gazi and Rubel. Or they can take away 1 batsman i.e. Shahriar and put in an extra seamer i.e. Shafiul who has the ability to swing the ball both ways.

    If Shakib not playing then:- Tamim, Marshall, Anamul, Shahriar, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe, Gazi, Rubel and Enamul. Enamul is Bangladesh's best left arm spinner better than Shakib but it will mean this line-up will have to work extra hard because Shakib can bat but Enamul can't so we're losing on average 40 runs without Shakib.

  • SyedAreYouDumb on February 20, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    Shamsur/ Jahrul in for 2nd spot. Tamim needs to learn that if he keeps failing he will lose his place. Marshal Ayub MUST be in test team! Please no Abul, he wont score a hundred all the time and you cant call him a pace bowler (like all our pacers, and to an extent Mashrafee). Abul apparently has pace but pace is good at youth level but in international you need variation and clever strategy.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on February 20, 2013, 0:08 GMT

    I agree with TheRisingTeam . Taskin Ahmed is a huge prospect for BD and we all know BD desperately needs to develop its fast balling depertment. But the only way for Taskin to learn, improve and develop/grow is playing either in bpl or national side. He may not do well right at the beginning playing in national side but he will definitely improve fast and bd will strenghen its pace attack very significantly soon.

  • ExtremeSpeed on February 19, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    As long as we can get our 11 right, I actually see no reason why we cannot beat Sri Lanka in any series including tests. Sri Lanka team is different now and don't have the likes of Murali, Vass, De Silva etc with them anymore. The thing that I worry about our team is whether we can change from T20 mode to Test mode quickly but that looks quite unlikely given how Bangladesh played against the West Indies in test series like it was a one day match. Regardless, Sri Lanka have everything to lose.

  • on February 19, 2013, 16:46 GMT

    For the first time selectors did right thing without prejudice keeping country's interest in mind. This team is expected to do wonder with spirit. There will be no rat to dig underneath. Everybody will feel safe about their position and will work harder and harder in each game. Message is clear for all of them. If their performance is up to the expected standard- they have nothing to fear even if they loose the match ultimately. Cricket is no longer one man show. Unity is needed in all departments for success. This team will go without fearing about stabbing from the back as happened to Shakib and Tamim during last tour (WI & ZIM) abroad. Mushi is luck indeed. Today, every member of Dhaka Gladiators were present in the Prize distribution ceremony. Have any one of you seen Ashraful in the photo session? The answer is big NO. Why? Because it's his typical jealousy as he has shown many times in the past. His talent is stained badly with malicious attitude. He should recover quickly.

  • TheRisingTeam on February 19, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    I really want to see Taskin Ahmed the 17 year old teenager to come in place for Abul because not only he's very talented with the ball but will do wonders in the fast bowling department than the likes of Shahadat, Robiul or Abul who in my view are ordinary bowlers. This guy bowled out Dilshan with ease so I really hope there will be a u-turn by the selectors in including him for the whole tour. Here's my final 16 XI -

    Tamim, Marshall, Anamul, Shahriar, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe, Gazi and Rubel...5 reserves...Naeem, Enamul jr, Shafiul, Taskin and Nazmul.

  • britishcricketfan on February 19, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    My test XI: Tamim, Shamsur/Jahrul, Nayeem, Marshall, Nasir, Shakib, Mush, Riyad, Sohag, Rubel, Shafiul

    Anamul needs more experience otherwise i would have selected him. Also, wanted to pick Enamul but couldnt find a place for him.

    My ODI XI: Tamim, Shamsur, Anamul, Nasir, Shakib (or Mominul if Shakib is injured), Mush,Riyad, Razzak, Sohag, Mash, Nazmul

    I wanted to pick Ziaur but im not sure who i would drop.

  • on February 18, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    Picking a team from a pool where everyone is equally talented, must be a nightmare. I don't envy Akram's job. I still think his nephew gets away with not performing, far too often. In the WI series, the heores were Nasir, Mahmudullah and Mushy. Tameem was just ordinary. At times we should drop him like Pakistan drops Umar Akmal. Let him know that in order to keep your place in the national XI , u have to perform.

  • Quddus-Mamu on February 21, 2013, 3:47 GMT

    @Htc-Android: You have no idea about Bangladeshi players. Tamim doesn't even consider as a top five players in current Bangladesh team. Here are the top five players in Bangladesh. 1.Nasir Hossain, 2.Mushfiqur Rahim,3.Sohag Gazi 4.Mahmudullah 5.Shakib. FYI: Bangladesh recently won the series against WI without Shakib. Tamim was never consistent. Bangladesh team no longer depends on Tamim and Shakib.

  • rchowdhury on February 20, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    My test XI: Tamim, shahriar Nafiz, Nasir, Musfiq, shakib, Marshall, Riyad, Sohag, Rubel, Razzak.Abul hasan. Instead of Shakib( Injury) Nayeem/ Shamsur.

    My ODI XI: Tamim, Shamsur, Anamul, Nasir, Shakib (or jahurul l if Shakib is injured), Mushfiq, Riyad, Musaraf rubel, Sohag, Mash, Nazmul.

  • AzAb12754 on February 20, 2013, 1:14 GMT

    Taskin is definitely not ready for Test Cricket don't care how good he is with the ball lets not rush him and maybe next year, he may get a chance. But I see no reason why he cannot be part of our T20 squad even ODIs and selectors should consider him for those to boost up our pace choices. If Shakib is fit to play then this should be the 11 for tests:-

    Tamim, Marshall, Anamul, Shahriar, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe, Gazi and Rubel. Or they can take away 1 batsman i.e. Shahriar and put in an extra seamer i.e. Shafiul who has the ability to swing the ball both ways.

    If Shakib not playing then:- Tamim, Marshall, Anamul, Shahriar, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe, Gazi, Rubel and Enamul. Enamul is Bangladesh's best left arm spinner better than Shakib but it will mean this line-up will have to work extra hard because Shakib can bat but Enamul can't so we're losing on average 40 runs without Shakib.

  • SyedAreYouDumb on February 20, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    Shamsur/ Jahrul in for 2nd spot. Tamim needs to learn that if he keeps failing he will lose his place. Marshal Ayub MUST be in test team! Please no Abul, he wont score a hundred all the time and you cant call him a pace bowler (like all our pacers, and to an extent Mashrafee). Abul apparently has pace but pace is good at youth level but in international you need variation and clever strategy.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on February 20, 2013, 0:08 GMT

    I agree with TheRisingTeam . Taskin Ahmed is a huge prospect for BD and we all know BD desperately needs to develop its fast balling depertment. But the only way for Taskin to learn, improve and develop/grow is playing either in bpl or national side. He may not do well right at the beginning playing in national side but he will definitely improve fast and bd will strenghen its pace attack very significantly soon.

  • ExtremeSpeed on February 19, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    As long as we can get our 11 right, I actually see no reason why we cannot beat Sri Lanka in any series including tests. Sri Lanka team is different now and don't have the likes of Murali, Vass, De Silva etc with them anymore. The thing that I worry about our team is whether we can change from T20 mode to Test mode quickly but that looks quite unlikely given how Bangladesh played against the West Indies in test series like it was a one day match. Regardless, Sri Lanka have everything to lose.

  • on February 19, 2013, 16:46 GMT

    For the first time selectors did right thing without prejudice keeping country's interest in mind. This team is expected to do wonder with spirit. There will be no rat to dig underneath. Everybody will feel safe about their position and will work harder and harder in each game. Message is clear for all of them. If their performance is up to the expected standard- they have nothing to fear even if they loose the match ultimately. Cricket is no longer one man show. Unity is needed in all departments for success. This team will go without fearing about stabbing from the back as happened to Shakib and Tamim during last tour (WI & ZIM) abroad. Mushi is luck indeed. Today, every member of Dhaka Gladiators were present in the Prize distribution ceremony. Have any one of you seen Ashraful in the photo session? The answer is big NO. Why? Because it's his typical jealousy as he has shown many times in the past. His talent is stained badly with malicious attitude. He should recover quickly.

  • TheRisingTeam on February 19, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    I really want to see Taskin Ahmed the 17 year old teenager to come in place for Abul because not only he's very talented with the ball but will do wonders in the fast bowling department than the likes of Shahadat, Robiul or Abul who in my view are ordinary bowlers. This guy bowled out Dilshan with ease so I really hope there will be a u-turn by the selectors in including him for the whole tour. Here's my final 16 XI -

    Tamim, Marshall, Anamul, Shahriar, Shakib, Nasir, Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe, Gazi and Rubel...5 reserves...Naeem, Enamul jr, Shafiul, Taskin and Nazmul.

  • britishcricketfan on February 19, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    My test XI: Tamim, Shamsur/Jahrul, Nayeem, Marshall, Nasir, Shakib, Mush, Riyad, Sohag, Rubel, Shafiul

    Anamul needs more experience otherwise i would have selected him. Also, wanted to pick Enamul but couldnt find a place for him.

    My ODI XI: Tamim, Shamsur, Anamul, Nasir, Shakib (or Mominul if Shakib is injured), Mush,Riyad, Razzak, Sohag, Mash, Nazmul

    I wanted to pick Ziaur but im not sure who i would drop.

  • Tapash on February 19, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    I strongly criticize for not including Ashraful in the squad. Ashraful is much needed cricketer for this tour. His recent form is fantastic and has been playing wonderful home cricket last couple of years. I don't understand why selector panel did not select him. I can certainly say, Ashraful will do better than many players who have been selected, specially better than Tamim Iqbal. This type of decision is not good for our cricket.

  • Rafelgibt on February 19, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    For the SL TEST series I would recommend the following 15 man squad: Batsmen-Tamim, Anamul, Naeem, Mominul, Mushfiqur, Nasir ,Mahmudullah, Johurul Islam, Marshal Ayub; Spinners-Sohag,Elias Sunny, Enamul (Jnr); Pacers-Rubel, Abul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain .Among those 15 Marshall is the highest run scorer in the last NCL and Enamul (Jnr) seriously deserves a genuine chance to get into the national side. As Shakib is injured he is out of my team and Shahdat got to get his last chance as a TEST bowler. Pacer Nazmul Hossain must be taken into the ODI side but not in TEST as he lacks pace and variations over the time.

  • on February 19, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    I think in the test match should be following squad, 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Shamsur Rahman Shuvo, 3. Shariar Nafees, 4. Musfiqur Rahim, 5. Shakib Al Hassan, 6.Marshal Ayub , 7.Nasir Hossain/Mahmudullah , 8. Shohag Gazi, 9. Enamul Haque Junior, 10. Rubel Hossain/Shahadat Hossain, 11. Shafiul Islam/Abul Hassn Razu/Masrafe Mortaza. I actually doubt on last two place because no pace man are exist in Bangladesh to play international level in a test match, this is mainly due to our pitch always against pacer, that's why no pacer still perform yet like international level, but I hope once it will be. ODI match, 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Shamsur Rahman, 3. Anamul Haque, 4. Musfiqur Rahim, 5. Shakib Al Hassan, 6. Nasir Hossain, 7. Mahmudullah Riad, 8. Shohag Gazi, 9. Masrafe Mortaza/Nazmul Hossen, 10. Abdur Razzak, 11. Shafiul Islam/Rubel Hossain T20 match will be same as ODI team.

  • fire_dragon on February 19, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    @Satan_in_Game don't worry about him. All the BD supporter want him to play for BD. BD's coach also like him very much .As much I know he is not playing because he had some injury problem and now he is not 100% fit . He may be in the squad against ZIM or NZ .

  • mahafuz1983 on February 19, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    My test squad will be 1. Tamim, 2. Nafees, 3. Marshall Ayub, 4. Musi, 5. Shakib, 6. Naeem, 7. Mahmudullah, 8. Nasir, 9. Gazi, 10. Elias sunny/Enamul Jr/Shahadat, 11. Rubel.........I got a feeling though they will play Abul thinking that 100.....but he is just a waste of bowler in test...ill go with sunny and with one pacer in rubel as Gazi can play with the new ball...ODI Team: 1. Tamim, 2. Shamsur/ Anamul, 3. Nafees/Jahirul, 4. Musi, 5. Shakib, 6. Nasir, 7. Mahmudullah, 8. Mashrafee, 9. Shafiul/Abul/Razzak, 10. Gazi, 11. Rubel....T20 Team: 1. Tamim, 2. Shamsur/Anamul, 3. Shakib, 4. Musi, 5. Nasir, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Shabbir Rahman/Jahirul, 8. Mashrafee, 9. Shafiul/Abul/Razzak, 10. Gazi, 11. Rubel......I don't read too much into BPL but wish they give marshall ayub, shamsur and sabbir a debut to see how they go

  • ashqarmahi on February 19, 2013, 4:07 GMT

    Test Side::

    Tamim Iqbal,Shahriar Nafees/Anamul Haque,Nayem Islam/Marshal Ayub,Nasir Hossain,Shakib al hasan,Mushfiqur Rahman,Mahmudullah,Shohag Gazi,Elias Sunny/Enamul Jr.,Shafiul Islam,Nazmul Hossain.......

    This is my pick...and i think Marshal Ayub should debut after his performance in first class....enamul Jr. should get another chance and Nazmul Hossain should get chance what he deserve for long long time ago.....

  • Harshu88 on February 19, 2013, 3:45 GMT

    They should drop abul and rubel n should give chance to taskin and shamsur

  • TheBlackMonk on February 19, 2013, 3:37 GMT

    I thought Taskin would get a chance here, he has been performing really well. Besides none of our pacers have done anything outstanding ever, rather inconsistency is a thing for them. We could have try him once as seems to me he can move the ball and that's something we require in a test.Hope he catch the eye of selectors soon!

  • fire_dragon on February 19, 2013, 2:04 GMT

    I don't get it . People are saying that Mominul is better choice than Anamul !!??? Anamul's first class average 43.84 and Mominul first class average 32.81 . Is 44 is smaller than 33 !!??

  • fire_dragon on February 19, 2013, 1:44 GMT

    @Sammy K you are more than 100% right. Tamim should drop now then he will fell that he have to perform well. He plays carelessly what is not expectable. Yet he is getting chance. But look at Nafees I think after playing carelessly he worked really hard .

  • FOTO on February 19, 2013, 0:12 GMT

    I think the opening pace bowlers should be Nazmul and Shafiul. If Mashrafee could play tests, then put in Mashrafee instead of Shafiul. Nazmul also has a good record and him and Mashrafee set a record for getting for getting 5 wickets in 6 runs. So I think it will be an ideal bowling combination. Also let Shamsur or Marshall replace Naeem for one ODI match or Test match.

  • Quddus-Mamu on February 18, 2013, 22:37 GMT

    My choice for top 15 men squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain,Mashrafe Mortaza,Shafiul Islam, Anamul Haque, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque,Sohag Gazi, , Enamul Haque jnr, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub.

  • SapnerJadukar on February 18, 2013, 21:50 GMT

    Not picking Taskin is a mistake! I will choose Taskin in place of Rubel/Shadat at any giving day.

  • warneneverchuck on February 18, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    Clash of two ordinary teams.

  • on February 18, 2013, 20:22 GMT

    This is a fairly balanced side I would say. The 15 man to make the squad are possibly going to be Tamim,Mahmudullah,Nasir,Shakib,Mushfiq, Shahadat, Nazmul, Rubel, Enamul,Anamul, Razzak, Gazi, Marshall, Naeem. Incase Shakib is left out cause of injury, Nafees and Jahurul should be good enough to replace him. As per the No.3 position is concerned, Nafees/Marshall would be the best fit for it. The pace attack should compose of Shahadat and Nazmul because Rubel is really expensive. Razzak and Enamul should both get the go alongside Shakib to wear down the Sri Lankan lineup and increase some chances of a win. This should be good enough to possess threat to Sri Lanka in their home ground.

  • bdsmaruf on February 18, 2013, 20:14 GMT

    for test- tamim,nafees,anamul,ayub,sakid,nasir,musfiq,shohag,rubel,nazmul,shafiul. we need a pace bowlling allrounder in stead of one of the three pacer.

  • on February 18, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    Why not Ashraful ? Is a Big question . He is in form in BPL . Everyone like Ash to play .........

  • on February 18, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    i m happy for this squad

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on February 18, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    Both Shamsur & Marshall should get a chance to debut. Marshall must debut in test. He is so far great per4mer in this first-class season with 80+ batting average. Shamsur can make his debut in ODI series.

  • The_Ashes on February 18, 2013, 17:21 GMT

    I don't like the selection but won't make a difference because we know what the result is going to be. Mominul Haque is an ordinary player and laughable that Shahadat and Robiul are considered yet again. If Shakib not playing then this would be an ideal line-up:-

    Tamim, Marshall, Anamul, Shahriar, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Rahim, Mashrafe, Gazi, Enamul and Rubel.

    Naeem can't play spin so he will be a walking wicket.

  • fire_dragon on February 18, 2013, 17:16 GMT

    Even now people are talking about Abul Hasan . He made a century but don't forget that he is not a batsman . As a bowler he got no wicket and he didn't bowl well . He also bowl so many no ball .Very few time the bowl very well so first he has to be trained well .

  • fire_dragon on February 18, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    I think Tamim and Nafees should start the innings . Then Anamul , Then Naeem or Marshal but I think Marshal is better than Naeem .Then Shakib , Nasir , Musfiq , Mahamudullah ,Rubel , Shafiul , Enamul/Shohag. 3rd pacer can be used in place of Mahamudullah (if Shakib is in). If BD want to do well then they only can't make their batting strong they also have to bowl well and have to use useful batsman .

  • on February 18, 2013, 17:08 GMT

    Ziaur is a worst choice as my view, miss Mehrab Jr. in this squad who was consistent performer in recent FC tournaments, Shahriar Nafees should get another chance as Test opener.

  • on February 18, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    tamim,nafis,,ayub,shakib.musfiq,nasir,riyad.abul,rubel.anamul ,shohag are best 11 for srilanka test squd should give chance ayub once again nafis, because he is bpl one of the best succesful batsman

  • BD_CricFan on February 18, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    Forgot about Shuvo, he should definitely be considered for the Test team. He has performed very well in all 3 departments in this BPL and he has the valuable experience to go with it.

  • fire_dragon on February 18, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    I don't know what Akram Khan is trying to do . He even select Shadat . I am wondering what good he can do. He is saying that he is taking Marshal in the squad but not sure about Anamul. I can't belive that .Marshal is a very good choice but you have to give chance to Anamul . Both of them should be included .

  • BD_CricFan on February 18, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    Tamim, Naeem, Anamul, Nafees, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Nasir, Mashrafe/Shakib, Gazi, Enamul/Razzak, Shafiul, Nazmul/Rubel

  • siddhartha87 on February 18, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal,M.Ayub,S.Nafees,Naeem Islam,Shakib Al Hasan,Mushfiqur Rahim,Mahmudullah,Nasir Hossain,Sohag Gazi,Mashrafe Mortaza,Rubel Hossain

  • TheRisingTeam on February 18, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    It looks to me Bangladesh are not taking Sri Lanka seriously and don't like that. Shakib had 4 months to have an operation and this is simply not on, we simply lack professionalism to get the simplest things done. Sri Lanka are going to win this now.

  • CrICkeeet on February 18, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Hope dat dey giv a chance 2 marshall ayub nd enamul jnr in d test, Also thnx 4 not taking ashraful. he needs 2 b more regular 2 back his place

  • supporter_of_minnows on February 18, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    tamim, anamul, marshall, naeem, mahmudullah, mushfik, nasir, gazi, enamul jr,abul & rubel should be a good playing XI for the tests. sakib could come in marshal's place should he be fit for the tests!!

  • Energetic. on February 18, 2013, 15:54 GMT

    ha! Shamsur, Zia, Shahadat, Robiul etc for Sri Lanka tests is beyond my belief. Shamsur is for limited overs not tests, Zia he whacks every ball he sees and those two fast bowlers have done nothing for Bangladesh.

    Tamim, Anamul, Marshall, Naeem, Shakib, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Rahim, Gazi, Mashrafe and Rubel.

  • on February 18, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    marshall has to be included along with anamul, both of them showed promise and we need to utilise them when they are inform..also SL conditions are similar to bangladesh, so i dont see any reason not to give them a chance

  • Fareen on February 18, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    I hope Enamul Haque Jr. gets a place ahead of Elias Sunny and Abdur Razzak in the test series. Akram Khan already said he wants Shakib for the Zimbabwe series, not the Srilanka series, so we need a good spinner and enamul is doing very well. Also, I think Nafees should be given another chance as an opener with either Marshall Ayub or Mominul at 3 because those 2 looked solid at 4-day matches than anamul.

  • Fareen on February 18, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    I hope Enamul Haque Jr. gets a place ahead of Elias Sunny and Abdur Razzak in the test series. Akram Khan already said he wants Shakib for the Zimbabwe series, not the Srilanka series, so we need a good spinner and enamul is doing very well. Also, I think Nafees should be given another chance as an opener with either Marshall Ayub or Mominul at 3 because those 2 looked solid at 4-day matches than anamul.

  • on February 18, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    marshall has to be included along with anamul, both of them showed promise and we need to utilise them when they are inform..also SL conditions are similar to bangladesh, so i dont see any reason not to give them a chance

  • Energetic. on February 18, 2013, 15:54 GMT

    ha! Shamsur, Zia, Shahadat, Robiul etc for Sri Lanka tests is beyond my belief. Shamsur is for limited overs not tests, Zia he whacks every ball he sees and those two fast bowlers have done nothing for Bangladesh.

    Tamim, Anamul, Marshall, Naeem, Shakib, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Rahim, Gazi, Mashrafe and Rubel.

  • supporter_of_minnows on February 18, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    tamim, anamul, marshall, naeem, mahmudullah, mushfik, nasir, gazi, enamul jr,abul & rubel should be a good playing XI for the tests. sakib could come in marshal's place should he be fit for the tests!!

  • CrICkeeet on February 18, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Hope dat dey giv a chance 2 marshall ayub nd enamul jnr in d test, Also thnx 4 not taking ashraful. he needs 2 b more regular 2 back his place

  • TheRisingTeam on February 18, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    It looks to me Bangladesh are not taking Sri Lanka seriously and don't like that. Shakib had 4 months to have an operation and this is simply not on, we simply lack professionalism to get the simplest things done. Sri Lanka are going to win this now.

  • siddhartha87 on February 18, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal,M.Ayub,S.Nafees,Naeem Islam,Shakib Al Hasan,Mushfiqur Rahim,Mahmudullah,Nasir Hossain,Sohag Gazi,Mashrafe Mortaza,Rubel Hossain

  • BD_CricFan on February 18, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    Tamim, Naeem, Anamul, Nafees, Mushfiq, Mahmudullah, Nasir, Mashrafe/Shakib, Gazi, Enamul/Razzak, Shafiul, Nazmul/Rubel

  • fire_dragon on February 18, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    I don't know what Akram Khan is trying to do . He even select Shadat . I am wondering what good he can do. He is saying that he is taking Marshal in the squad but not sure about Anamul. I can't belive that .Marshal is a very good choice but you have to give chance to Anamul . Both of them should be included .

  • BD_CricFan on February 18, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    Forgot about Shuvo, he should definitely be considered for the Test team. He has performed very well in all 3 departments in this BPL and he has the valuable experience to go with it.