Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2012-13 March 24, 2013

Shamsur to replace Tamim for remaining ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Uncapped right-hand batsman Shamsur Rahman will replace an injured Tamim Iqbal in the Bangladesh squad for the remaining two ODIs against Sri Lanka. Tamim suffered a hairline fracture on his right thumb while fielding in the first ODI in Hambantota after scoring 112.

Shamsur has scored 978 runs in 48 List-A matches at an average of 21.73 with a high score of 67. He was the third-highest run-scorer in the Bangladesh Premier League, in which he represented Rangpur Riders, with 421 runs from 12 matches at an average of 42.10 and a strike rate of 130.74, including six fifties. He is expected to join the Bangladesh side on Monday.

Tamim will return to Dhaka on Monday for further examination to determine the extent of his surgery.

Meanwhile, Shahadat Hossain, the replacement for Nazmul Hossain, will join the squad today and is expected to be available for the second ODI to be played in Hambantota tomorrow.

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  • Dummy4 on March 27, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    i just smile read all these comments. All is true. why Taskin in Bangladesh? why no include him? Mr Akram can u give any real reason. We BD supporters do not like to include these three guys Abul, Rubel & Shahadad IN ODI cricket forever. We want Like Zia, Masrafee or Nazmul or Taskin OR other new guy. I do not understand our national coach Bowling coach. What he teach our pacer, just to say always down. We lost first match becaz of Abul & rubel as well as captain poorly couducting bowling line. So no pacer always include siinners. no need rubbish bowlers

  • Ashqar on March 25, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    if BD fast bowler bowl like 1st ODI than srilankan under 15 team can beat the hell u up....come on guys..dont try what u cant do....please bowl with line and length....ziaur did that ...please learn from that new guy...!!

  • nathaniel on March 25, 2013, 2:37 GMT

    If Shamsu mia does well against srilanka then he should partner with tamim in odi in near future. Bd pacers are awful, only ziaur rahman seems okay.

  • Sapner on March 24, 2013, 22:28 GMT

    Damm it!! How difficult it is to pick best available 11 in the country. Mr.Akram and gong. .Please use the common sense.

  • Dummy4 on March 24, 2013, 18:01 GMT

    @arif you have the same mindset as the bangladesh selectors. we dont need pacers who can bowl at 140k's but we need pacers who can bowl at a good line and length. that's what makes a pacer succesful(think of McGrath) someone like Abul(no experience in the domestic formats at all) or Rubel(very, very inconsistent) or even Shahadat(very X 10^1999 inconsistent) don't deserve to be even considered for selection. what makes Masrafe and Nazmul good pacers is their control and accuracy(they aren't exactly the fastest bowlers in the world) Also, if you look at what happened in the 1st ODI, Zia, who is a lot slower than Abul and Rubel, outshone them with the ball.

  • RAFSAN on March 24, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    Mushfiq has to be attacking both in his mentality and approach while fielding .

  • Dummy4 on March 24, 2013, 17:24 GMT

    @anwar chowdhury.... Its a good team... Young, but very promising... One problem though is the new ball attack.... A spinner has to share the new ball with Taskin... And also not sure whether the team should play two left-arm spinners against a team that has that many left-hand batsmen in the top order...

  • Bang on March 24, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    @Anwar Chowdhury, I agree with you, all rounder Marshal Ayub must get a chance. Keep Shahadat and Rubel out of the team. Bangladesh management should come out of box to pick so called "experienced" players, come on!

  • Chris on March 24, 2013, 16:29 GMT

    If Shahadat is picked then all is lost. Nasir Hossain should bat at number 4 tomorrow.

  • Dummy4 on March 24, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    i am not sure whether shamsur play or not in 3rd odi but i hope he will get chance in odi,s in opening with tamim in near future.Because anamul haq should get chance in national side ,it is because of his footwork problem .anyway he was batting in 9th position in under-19 ,that timewhen minhazul abedin(ex coach of under 19) lifted him up in the order.

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