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Bangladesh axe Shahriar for NZ ODIs


Bangladesh have axed opener Shahriar Nafees to accommodate Junaid Siddiqui in a 15-man one-day squad to tour New Zealand from next month.

Bangladesh will play three One-day Internationals and two Tests during the December-January tour. The Test squad will be announced later, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Monday.

Left-hand batsman Siddiqui was named Man of the Match in a World Twenty20 event game against Pakistan in South Africa in September. Spinner Mahmudullah was also dropped and was replaced by pace bowler Nazmul Hossain, recalled after a long absence.

Schedule: Dec 26: First one-dayer (D/N), Eden Park, Auckland; Dec 28: Second one-dayer, McLean Park, Napier; Dec 31: Third one-dayer, Queenstown Events Centre; Jan. 4-8: First Test, University Oval, Dunedin; Jan 12-16: Second test, Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Squad: Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Javed Omar, Tushar Imran, Abdur Razzak, Saqibul Hasan, Syed Rasel, Aftab Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahadat Hossain, Junaid Siddiqui, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Tamim Iqbal, Nazmul Hossain.

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