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Shakib retained as Bangladesh skipper

October 22, 2009 16:08 IST

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has retained the Bangladesh captaincy for the One-day series against Zimbabwe starting later this month, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Thursday.

Shakib led Bangladesh to their maiden test series victory against West Indies in July after replacing an injured Mashrafe Mortaza midway through the first match.

Under Shakib's leadership, Bangladesh also won the ODI series 3-0 and beat Zimbabwe 4-1 in August.

"Mortaza underwent surgery on both knees in Australia and would not be able to start bowling again until the second week of November," chief selector Rafiqul Alam said.

"He (Mortaza) is not definitely playing against Zimbabwe in this series," Alam told reporters.

In the 14-member squad, named for the first three contests of the five-match series, left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak earns a recall having recovered from an ankle injury while paceman Syed Rasel has been dropped and replaced by Shahadat Hossain.

The first three matches will be held in Dhaka before the teams play twice in Chittagong in early November.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Roqibul Hassan, Mahmud Ullah, Naeem Islam, Enamul Haque Jr, Rubel Hossain, Dollar Mahmud, Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Nazmul Hossain.

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