Shakib Al Hasan retained as Bangladesh skipper
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza
Event:Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2009/10

DateLine: 22nd October 2009


All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has retained the Bangladesh captaincy for the One-day series against Zimbabwe starting later this month.


Shakib led Bangladesh to their maiden Test series victory over West Indies in July after replacing an injured Mashrafe Mortaza midway through the first match. Under Shakib's leadership, Bangladesh also won the subsequent limited-overs series 3-0 and beat Zimbabwe 4-1 in a One-day series in August.


Mortaza underwent surgery on both knees in Australia and would not be able to start bowling again until the second week of November, chief selector Rafiqul Alam said.


In the 14-member squad, named for the first three contests of the five-match series, left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak earns a recall having recovered from an ankle injury while paceman Syed Rasel has been dropped and replaced by Shahadat Hossain.


Squad : Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Roqibul Hassan, Mahmud Ullah, Naeem Islam, Enamul Haque Jr, Rubel Hossain, Dollar Mahmud, Shahadat Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Nazmul Hossain.