Posts Tagged ‘Shahadat Hossain’

As South Africa begin their Test series with Bangladesh, they could be forgiven for having more than half an eye on December’s trip to Australia, where they will feel the world’s best side (still) are ripe for the taking. Before all that, though, the Saffers need to avoid any mishaps against a Bangladeshi side that, although much weakened by the ICL exodus, still gave New Zealand a scare or two.

If South Africa need any reminder of how troublesome Bangladesh can be, they need only think back to February, when the Tigers actually managed a first innings lead thanks to Shahadat Hossain‘s 6-27. Nevertheless, this series is all about preparation for the showdown Down Under.

For the Tigers/Kittens, respectability is probably the main aim. Shakib Al Hasan will have a chance to prove that his performances against the Black Caps weren’t just a flash in the pan, and the top order badly needs some runs.

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Bangladesh, depleted by the departure of 13 players for the ICL, have named six rookies in their provisional squad for the series against New Zealand.

The provisional squad in full is: Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hassan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehrab Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Nazmul Hossain, Mahmud Ullah Riyad, Dollar Mahmud, Nafees Iqbal, Rajin Saleh, Tushar Imran, Enamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Naeem Islam, Suhrawardy Shuvo, Mahbubul Alam, Sahagir Hossain.

I bet New Zealand are quaking in their boots.

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