Bangla pick rookie Junaid for New Zealand tour

Published: Monday, November 26, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Dhaka: Bangladesh have picked left-hand batsman Junaid Siddiqui in a 15-member ODI squad to tour New Zealand from next month.

Bangladesh will play three one-day internationals and two Tests during the December-January tour. The Test squad will be announced later, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Monday.

Siddiqui was named 'man of the match' in a Twenty20 World Cup game against Pakistan in South Africa in September. Paceman Nazmul Hossain earned recall following his fine performance in domestic circuit.

Opener Shahriar Nafees  and spinner Mahmudullah excluded from the squad.

Squad: Mohammad Ashraful (capt), Mashrafe Mortaza, Javed Omar, Tushar Imran, Abdur Razzak, Saqibul Hasan, Syed Rasel, Aftab Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shahadat Hossain, Junaid Siddiqui, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Tamim Iqbal and Nazmul Hossain.


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