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Bangladesh call up uncapped duo for Zimbabwe series

July 16, 2011 11:10 IST

Bangladesh have included uncapped batsmen Nasir Hossain and Shuvagoto Hom in their 15-man squad for next month's tour of Zimbabwe featuring a Test and five one-day internationals.

The tour marks Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket after five years of voluntary exile because of political problems in the country.

The Bangladesh squad announced on Friday had no room for batsman Roqibul Hassan and Alok Kapali or all-rounder Mohammad Sohrawadi, who played against Australia in Bangladesh's last ODI series in April.

Shuvagoto was in the squad for the Australia series but did not play.

Former skipper Mohammad Ashraful and batsman Junaed Siddique have returned to the side after missing out on the Australia series.

Pace bowler Robiul Islam, who was part of the squad in Bangladesh's last Test series against England in 2010 but had never been considered for ODIs, is also in the squad.

The Test will be held from Aug. 4-8 in Harare, with the ODIs running from Aug. 12 to 21.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal (vice-captain), Imrul Kayes, Zunaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Robiul Islam, Shuvagoto Hom, Nasir Hossain.

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