Gazi, Hasan new faces in Tigers squad to face Windies

Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Fudadin practise catching skills yesterday. (WICB photo)

DHAKA, Bangladesh,  CMC – The uncapped duo of Shohag Gazi and Abul Hasan have been named in a 14-man Bangladesh squad for the first Test against West Indies starting Tuesday.

Gazi, who bowls off-spin and Hasan, a medium pacer, will join a predictable unit led by plucky wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

“I’m really delighted to be given a chance in the side. All the hard work I’ve put in over the last three or four years has paid off,” the 21-year-old Gazi told reporters here yesterday.

“I’m now dreaming of getting the wickets of Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. I also hope to put up a good performance against the strong West Indies batting line-up if I can into in the playing XI.”

Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Fudadin practise catching skills yesterday. (WICB photo)

Gazi grabbed the attention of selectors with his form in the National Cricket League where he has taken 11 wickets in two matches and stroked a century. Overall, he has taken 87 wickets in 18 first class matches at an average of 24 apiece.

The 20-year-old Hasan, meanwhile, has claimed eight wickets from six first class matches in a fledgling career. He has already played four Twenty20 Internationals.

Seamer Rubel Hossain has been included in the side for the first time in almost a year after recovering following surgery on an injured shoulder but the experienced duo of Mohammad Ashraful and Abdur Razzak have been overlooked.

SQUAD – Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Mahmudullah (vice captain), Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Naeem Islam, Nazim Uddin, Nasir Hossain, Mohammed Elias, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Abul Hasan, Shohag Gazi.

Comments  

Showtime tonight at the Sports Hall

Ladies and gentlemen it’s Showtime. All of the boxers on the six-fight ‘Bad Blood’ (Sangre Malo) card scheduled for tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall cleared their final hurdle yesterday by making weight in their respective weight classes.

Rutherford’s best flattens Red Force

Stumps on day two of Guyana’s Jaguar’s final round clash against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force ended on a bittersweet note for young sensation, Sherfane Rutherford who fell agonizingly short of his maiden first-class century at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence yesterday.

MCC backs Young Windies, Stewart in appeal controversy

LONDON, CMC – Under-fire West Indies Under-19s and their embattled captain, Emmanuel Stewart, have found backing from the historic Marylebone Cricket Club, in the controversial ‘obstructing the field’ dismissal of South African opener Jiveshan Pillay, during their ICC Youth World Cup match last Wednesday.

Pride pacers bring match to life, rattle Scorpions top order – 2nd day, 10th round

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan 19, CMC – Barbados Pride pace quartet of Chemar Holder, Keon Harding, Justin Greaves and Dominic Drakes brought to life a pedestrian day with hostile bowling in the final hour to put Jamaica Scorpions on the back-foot in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Friday here.

Disappointment for Smith as Hurricanes take initiative

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Devon Smith’s bid at history proved anticlamatic when he suffered the indiginity of a one-ball ‘duck’ on the opening day of Windward Islands Volcanoes’ final round match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes here Thursday.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×