New Zealand in Bangladesh, 2013
BCB Announces Bangladesh squad for the first Test
The BCB announced the squad for the first Test against the touring New Zealand that bore no major surprises. SLA Abdur Razzak finds himself back in favor in Tests after a couple of years. Razzak has been a regular for the national ODI team but has only played nine tests the last being against Zimbabwe in 2011.
Mushifur Rahman retains his captaincy and so does Mahmudullah Riad inspite of the lattes poor recent form. Anamul Haque comes back to the squad after gacing missed the last tour due to exams. Naeem Islam and Marshall Ayub also find favor on the back of their solid domestic form.
BCB selects three pacers - Rubel Hossain, Rpbiul Islam and the young Al-Amin Hossain.
The BCB has also selected a strong BCB XI for the three-day practice match against the Kiwis.
Bangladesh Squad for Test 1
Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Islam, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Mominul Haque, Marshall Ayub, Robiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain
Mahmudullah (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque, Ziaur Rahman, Naeem Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub, Sajedul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mukhtar Ali, Noor Hossain, Farhad Reza