Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Bangladesh To Announce One-Day Team On 30 April

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is going to pick the squad for the upcoming ODI series against India on 30th April.

The BCB will also appoint captain and vice-captain of Bangladesh team on the same day as the tenure of Habibul Bashar and Shahriar Nafees expired at the end of the world cup.

After completing a successful World Cup campaign,the Bangladesh team is returning home on 26th April but has only few days to rest as the India series will be starting from 10th May.

It is learnt that under-fire captain Habibul Bashar who had a dismal show in the world cup is facing calls from different quarters to retire from one-day internationals. But Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) general secretary Mahbub Anam hinted that the BCB is going to retain Bashar considering his one-day record and contribution to Bangladesh cricket.

It is widely tipped that Bashar might retire from one-day cricket after the series to concentrate on test matches where he is by far the leading performer in Bangladesh.

Vice-captain and opener Shahriar Nafees who had a forgettable World Cup is likely to lose his place from the ODI side along with fellow opener veteran Javed Omar.

Junaid Siddique and Nazmus Sadat, who recently performed well with the A team and Academy sides are likely contenders to open with another young man Tamim Iqbal in the ODI matches against India.

Current Bangladesh A captain Tushar Imran, who had a number of unsuccessful runs with the national team is also likely to get another recall. Former captain and wicket-keeper Khaled Mashud who lost his place from the ODI side before the World Cup is likely to sit out as chief selector Faruk Ahmed showed his satisfaction with the progress of young Mushfiqur Rahim as the wicket-keeper.

The squad for the test series which starts from 18th May will be declared after the ODI series.

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