Dhaka - Bangladesh cricket authorities on
Friday announced the return of Shakib Al Hasan in the upcoming Test
series against Zimbabwe after the star-allrounder recovered from a
Bangladesh will play two Tests, three one-dayers
and two Twenty20 matches during their month-long tour of Zimbabwe, with
the first Test starting at Harare Sports Club on April 17.
the 25-year-old former national captain who underwent an operation in
Australia in February, might play only as a batsman in the first Test as
he is on a rehab programme, chief selector Akram Khan said.
do not want to take any risks over Shakib's injury, so he will play as a
batsman in the first Test, but from the second he will be able bowl as
well," Khan said.
Shakib has played 28 Test matches, scoring 1 835
runs at an average of 35.98 and bagged 102 wickets. He has scored 3 635
runs at 35.63 average in 126 one-dayers and claimed 160 wickets.
Tamim Iqbal, who hurt his wrist during the just concluded Sri Lanka
series, has been included in the side, but his chance to play in the
first Test depends on his improvement.
Pace bowler Sajedul Islam
has made a comeback to the Test side after four years to replace injured
Abul Hasan. Islam played two Tests against New Zealand in 2009.
have recalled Islam because of his recent impressive performance," Khan
said, adding that pace spearhead Mashrafe Mortaza was not included
because he was unfit.
Batsman Shahriar Nafees and spinner Enamul
Haque, who were named in the Sri Lanka series but later ruled out due to
injuries, have been recalled for the Zimbabwe series.
Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Mohammad Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar
Nafees, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul
Hoque, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain,
Enamul Haque, Robiul Islam, Sajedul Islam.