Mushfiqur Rahim, the wicketkeeper, has been added to the Bangladesh squad for the last two one-dayers against Zimbabwe at Mirpur, the newest international venue in Bangladesh. Rahim replaces Tushar Imran, who will lead the Bangladesh A squad in a three-day match against Zimbabwe A starting December 11, also at Mirpur.
Rahim, also included in the A team, played his only one-dayer at Harare last year, where he played as a specialist batsman. He was picked ahead of Khaled Mashud, the regular wicketkeeper, in the Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe before the one-dayers.
The selectors also announced the Bangladesh Academy team for the warm-up match against Scotland, scheduled for December 13 at Chittagong. The team will be led by Nadif Chouwdhury.
Bangladesh have gained an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ODIs, after their 26-run win at Bogra yesterday.
One-day squad Habibul Bashar (capt), Shahriar Nafees, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Rafique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel, Saqibul Hasan, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain Jr
Bangladesh A Tushar Imran (capt), Javed Omar, Gazi Salauddin, Rajin Saleh, Manjural Islam, Alok Kapali, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Tapash Baishya, Nazmul Hossain, Enamul Haque Jr, Mohammad Shajada, Mohammad Sharif
BCCB Academy Nadif Chowdhury (capt), Nazmus Sadat, Tamim Iqbal, Zahirul Islam, Marshal Ayub, Sirajullah Khadem, Sagir Hussain Pavel, Sohrawardi Shoho, Israk Sonnet, Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, Dollar Mahmud, Shafaq Al Jabir, Rezaul Islam Rajon