Chittagong: Bangladesh on Tuesday named four uncapped players in a 14-member squad for the upcoming three-match one-day series against South Africa.
The selectors expectedly dropped wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim who has disappointed with his show behind the stumps as well as his batting in Tests and one-dayers.
Rahim, who could only manage four runs in his past five one-day matches, was replaced by promising youngster Dhiman Ghosh in keeping with the policy of the team management to build a team for the future.
"Rahim is out of form so we decided to give him a break. Dhiman is a good wicketkeeper and his batting suits the one-day format," chief selector Rafiqul Alam told reporters here.
Middle-order batsmen Roqibul Hassan and Nazimuddin, and left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain Rubel were the other new faces in the squad.
Aftab Ahmed, who needed three stitches on his cheekbone after taking a blow during the second and final Test against the Proteas here, has been ruled out of the series.
"It will take Ahmed another four to five days to recover from the injury. Nazim Uddin's style of batting is similar to Ahmed. He is also an attacking batsman so we decided to give him a chance," Alam said.
The first match is slated to be held here on Sunday, while the remaining two will be played in Dhaka on March 12 and 14.
South Africa won the just concluded two-Test series 2-0.
Squad: Mohammad Ashraful (capt), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Nazim Uddin, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Dhiman Ghosh (wk), Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, Syed Rasel, Farhad Reza and Roqibul Hassan.