Bangla axe Asharul, Rajin for Zimbabwe ODIs

Published: Sunday, November 19, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Dhaka:Bangladesh have axed opener Rajin Saleh and middle order batsman Mohammad Ashraful from a 13-man squad hosting Zimbabwe in One-day series starting later this month.

Batsman Tushar Imran has been recalled to the squad selected for the first three matches against Zimbabwe, who will play five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 match.

The first match will be played on November 30 in Khulna, following a Twenty20 match at the same venue on November 28. The squad for Twenty20 contest has yet to be announced.

''Rajin and Asharful are not in form at the moment, so they have been dropped from the squad,'' chief selector Faruk Ahmed told reporters today.

Squad: Habibul Bashar (captain), Shahriar Nafees, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Tushar Imran, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Syed Rasel, Shahadat Hossain, Farhad Reja, Saqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain Jr.


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