Bangladesh include Mahmudullah and Rubel
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Saghir Hossain
Event:Bangladesh in West Indies 2009

DateLine: 23rd June 2009


The right handed batsman Mahmudullah and fast bowler Rubel Hossain have been added to the 15-member squad for the two-Test series in the West Indies beginning next month. Earlier in the day, the Bangladesh Cricket Board named Mashrafe Mortaza as captain for the tour in place of the under-fire Mohammad Ashraful, who held the job for two years.


Mahmudullah has been included on the basis of a strong domestic season, during which he finished the second-highest run-getter with 710 runs. Rubel made his first appearance for Bangladesh during the ODI series against the Sri Lankans at home. He has since played five ODIs and a Twenty20. Saghir, 22, has played for Bangladesh A and the under-19 team. He will be the back-up wicketkeeper for Mushfiqur Rahim.


The players dropped from the Test squad which faced Sri Lanka recently include opener Rajin Saleh and left-arm medium pacer Sajidul Islam. The left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and seamer Syed Rasel are the other notable names missing in the list but both have been named as standbys.


The tour begins on July 3 with a three-day match against West Indies A at Bridgetown. The first Test gets underway on July 9 at St Vincent while the second and final game is at Grenada, starting July 17.


Squad : Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Imrul Kayes, Raqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shahadat Hossain, Enamul Haque jnr, Mahbubul Alam, Rubel Hossain, Saghir Hossain (wk).


Standbys : Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel, Naeem Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Shamsur Rahman


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