DHAKA, (Reuters) – Bangladesh rang the changes in a 14-man squad named yesterday for next month’s one-day series against Australia following their disappointing World Cup campaign.
Former captain Mashrafe Mortaza and batsman Alok Kapali were recalled and Mohammad Ashraful, Junaid Siddique, Naeem Islam and Nazmul were dropped.
Uncapped batsman Shuvagoto Hom was the only newcomer included for the three-match series beginning on April 9.
World Cup co-hosts Bangladesh failed to reach the quarter-finals.
Australia, whose World Cup defence was ended by India at the quarter-final stage, are due to arrive in Bangladesh on April 4.
The three one-dayers will be held at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on April 9, 11 and 13.
Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal (vice-captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees, Roqibul Hassan, Alok Kapali, Shuvagoto Hom, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam