Saqibul and Farhad in for Tigers
28 May 2006
By: George Roberts
Uncapped youngsters Saqibul Hasan and Farhad Reza have been included in Bangladesh's preliminary squad for the tour to Africa in July and August. A nineteen member squad was today announced by the BCB for the trip to Zimbabwe and Kenya, where the Tigers will provisionally play seven one day internationals.
Hasan is widely regarded as one of the hottest future talents in the subcontinent, and is an aggressive batsman and slow left arm bowler. Reza has constantly shone in the one-day National Cricket League with both bat and ball.
Several players will tour Zimbabwe with the 'A' side in June and July before the senior party arrive, as Bangladesh gear up for next year's World Cup in the West Indies.
Habibul Bashar (c), Shahriar Nafees, Javed Omar, Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraful, Rajin Saleh, Tushar Imran, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Manjural Islam Rana, Khaled Mashud, Mushfiqur Rahim, Alok Kapali, Farhad Reza, Saqibul Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Syed Rasel, Shahadat Hossain, Tapash Baisya.
Bangladesh 'A' Squad
Tushar Imran (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Alok Kapali, Nafees Iqbal, Nazmus Sadat, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Saqibul Hasan, Farhad Reza, Abdur Razzak, Enamul Haque jnr, Mahmudullah Riyad, Tapash Baisya, Hasibul Hossain, Shafaq Al Zabir, Mahbubul Alam.