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Tamim Iqbal returns from injury ahead of West Indies ODIs

Tamim Iqbal comes out to bat with a fractured left hand Associated Press

Tamim Iqbal is set to return from multiple injuries after he was named in the BCB XI squad for the one-day practice match against the visiting West Indians, which is scheduled to be played on December 6 at the BKSP ground. Tamim suffered a fractured wrist during the Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka in September, and had just begun batting in the nets again when a side strain earlier this month cut short his bid to return in time for the Test series against West Indies.

The BCB XI side will be led by ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who is also short of game time, having been restricted to only training sessions since the third ODI against Zimbabwe in Chittagong in late October. The squad also includes Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Ariful Haque, Rubel Hossain and Nazmul Islam, who have featured in the ODI side recently.

The selectors have also included Bangladesh U19 captain Towhid Hridoy and his teammates Akbar Ali, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury and Sahin Alam.

The first ODI of the three-match series is scheduled for December 9 in Mirpur.

BCB XI squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Towhid Hridoy, Ariful Haque, Akbar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shahin Alam, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Nazmul Islam